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Thy promise, Lord, and thy command

Thy promise, Lord, and thy command

Author: John Newton
Published in 11 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: Thy promise, Lord, and thy command
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCIV

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #108

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d448

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d262

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #234

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCCXCIII

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