Ob Trübsal uns kränkt

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 tumul­tuous 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 à 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 >

Translator: Friedrich Winkler

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First Line: Ob Trübsal uns kränkt
English Title: Though troubles assail and dangers affright
Author: John Newton
Translator: Friedrich Winkler
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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HANOVER (Croft)

William Croft (b. Nether Ettington, Warwickshire, England, 1678; d. Bath, Somerset, England, 1727) was a boy chorister in the Chapel Royal in London and then an organist at St. Anne's, Soho. Later he became organist, composer, and master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and eventually organist a…

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #56

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Die Geistliche Viole #d143

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #G199

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #G199

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Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft für öffentlichen und häuslichen Gottesdienst #d672

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Gesangbuch für deutche Gemeinden #65

Harfen-Klaenge #d205

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Jugendharfe #278

Kleine Missionsharfe im Kirchen- und Volkston festliche und ausserfestliche Kreise. 25th ed. #ad127

Kleine Missionsharfe im Kirchen- und Volkston festliche und ausserfestliche Kreise. l7th ed. #d127

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Liederkranz für Sonntags-Schulen und Jugend-Vereine #220

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Sammlung von geistlichen Liedern ... kirchlicher und haeuslichen Gottesdienst #d253

Singet dem Herrn; Liederbuch fuer Jugendvereine und Sonntagschulen #d121

The Philharmonia #d342

Unser Liederbuch, die schoensten Lieder fuer Schule, Sonntagsschule und Familie #d306

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