Pleasing spring again is here, Trees and fields

Pleasing spring again is here, Trees and fields

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: Pleasing spring again is here, Trees and fields
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d261

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d737

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d859

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Church Psalmody #695

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d114

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XX

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #376

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d192

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d179

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #695

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d149

Melodies of the Church #d823

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d105

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Royal Gems #113

Supplement to Watts #d345

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d284

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d279

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The Congregational Hymn Book #982

The Message Bird #d69

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #240

The Social Harp. Rev. #d301

The Social Harp #d250

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #482

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The Young Choir #46

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