Early piety

They are blest and blest forever

Author: John Newton
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: They are blest and blest forever
Title: Early piety
Author: John Newton
Refrain First Line: Blessed Jesus, we would love him



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d128
Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #112Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #203Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #203Page Scan
Precious Jewels: for Sabbath schools and praise meetings, and the home circle #25Page Scan
Songs of Praise for Sabbath Schools and Families. New ed. #d60
The Evergreen #d96
The Message Bird #d88
The Shining Star : A New Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Sunday Schools #48Page Scan
The Spirit of Praise: a collection of music with hymns for use in Sabbath-school services and church meetings #104Page Scan
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