To thee our wants are known

To thee our wants are known

Author: John Newton
Published in 35 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: To thee our wants are known
Author: John Newton

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #721

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #50

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d511

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d311

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A Selection of Hymns #27

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #95

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Church Choral-Book #359

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #86

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d461

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d198

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d748

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Sabbath School Songs #57c

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1193

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The Brethren Hymnal #90

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The Christian Hymn Book #758

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

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The Gospel Psalmist #976

The Modern Harp #d287

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d303

The Sabbath School Lyre #d167

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The Sabbath School Lyre #134

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The Sabbath School Melodist #148

The Sabbath School Service and Hymn Book #d58

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #425

Union Hymns. Rev. #d424

Union Hymns. Rev. #d437

Universalist Hymn Book #d584

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