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When Israel by divine command

When Israel by divine command

Author: John Newton
Published in 10 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 tumul­tuous 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 à 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: When Israel by divine command
Author: John Newton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. NICHOLAS (Greene)


DUNFERMLINE

DUNFERMLINE is one of the "common" tunes from Andro Hart's psalter The CL Psalms of David, Edinburgh (l615)–a "common" tune was one that was not matched with a specific text in a songbook. Millar Patrick, author of Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody (London, 1949) and The Story of the Church's So…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d219

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Hymns of Faith and Love #110

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Messages of Love Hymn Book #256

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The Baptist Hymn Book #818

The Book of Praise #d418

The Oxford Hymn Book #321

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The Oxford Hymn Book #321

The Songs of Zion #d200

The Songs of Zion #d199

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