We seek a rest beyond the skies

We seek a rest beyond the skies

Author: John Newton
Published in 50 hymnals

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We seek a rest beyond the skies,
In everlasting day;
Through floods and flames the passage lies,
But Jesus guards the way:
The swelling flood, and raging flame,
Hear and obey His word;
Then let us triumph in His name,
Our Savior is the Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12993

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: We seek a rest beyond the skies
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12993
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The Cyber Hymnal #12993

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