Wonderful Grace

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: Saved by grace I live to tell
Title: Wonderful Grace
Author: John Newton

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A New Selection of Hymns #CXXXVII

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d177

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d170

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.CXII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.CXII

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Baptist Hymn Book #aB94

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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #324

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S157

Gospel Gems #d131

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d304

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d153

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d149

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d369

Our Service of Song #d224

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d691

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Psalms and Hymns #740

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #66

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The Baptist Harp #429

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The Baptist Hymn Book #B94

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The Camp Meeting Hymn Book #67

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #208

The Devotional Hymn Book #d402

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d200

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The Psalmist #S30

The Sacred Lute #d279

The Shining Way No. 2 #d87

The Southern Psalmist #d708

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d742

The Western Harp #d169

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