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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Text Information

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

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Deutsches Gesangbuch der Bisch. Methodisten-Kirche #d463

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #56

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Deutsches Gesangbuch #56

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Die Geistliche Viole #199

Die Geistliche Viole #d143

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Die Pilgerharfe #228

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch mit vierstimmigen Melodien für den öffentlichen und häuslichen Gottesdienst #314[41]

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #G199

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #G199

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d537

Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft für öffentlichen und häuslichen Gottesdienst #d672

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

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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