We seek a rest beyond the skies

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: We seek a rest beyond the skies
Author: John Newton

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A Collection of Hymns #L490

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCVII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXCVII

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #189

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Church Melodies #336

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Church Psalmist #404

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Church Psalmist #404

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Church Psalmist #404

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #217

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Hymns for Social Worship #498

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Musica Sacra #204

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #112b

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Parish Hymns #390

Parish Psalmody #d888

Parish Psalmody #d905

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d393

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #148

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d542

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Seamen's Hymns #404

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d656

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Social Psalmist #404

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #266

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Songs of Zion Enlarged #180

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d231

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The Baptist Hymn Book #588

The Book of Praise #d396

The Book of Worship #d551

The Church-Book #d477

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

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The Congregational Hymn Book #597

The Good Old Songs #d602

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #354

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The New York Choralist #249

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d291

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #108

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #435

The Vestry Hymn Book #d511

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d229

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d232

Village Hymns #d603

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