O thou, at whose almighty word

O thou, at whose almighty word

Author: John Newton
Published in 24 hymnals

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul¬≠tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas √† Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou, at whose almighty word
Author: John Newton

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d160

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Melodies of Heaven #d104

Select Hymns #d328

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Select Hymns #82

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d429

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CDXLVII

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #167

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #167

The Saints' Harp #d630

The Saints' Hymnal #d217

Universalist Hymn Book #d387

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