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

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #404

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

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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #390

Parish Psalmody #d888

Parish Psalmody #d905

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d393

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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Songs for Social and Public Worship #266

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d231

The Book of Praise #d396

The Book of Worship #d551

The Church-Book #d477

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #597

The Good Old Songs #d602

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

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

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #108

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #435

The Vestry Hymn Book #d511

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d229

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d232

Village Hymns #d603

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