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When Israel's tribes were parched with thirst

When Israel's tribes were parched with thirst

Author: John Newton
Published in 14 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: When Israel's tribes were parched with thirst
Author: John Newton
Copyright: Public Domain

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A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #135

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #67

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #74

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d714

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d253

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #57

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B57

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d238

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1175

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The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns #113

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #161

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