When Jesus hung upon the tree

When Jesus hung upon the tree

Author: John Newton
Published in 18 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 Jesus hung upon the tree
Author: John Newton

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #252

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d505

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #I.70

The Baptist Harmony #d429

The Baptist Harmony #d442

The Good Old Songs #d631

The Good Old Songs #d631

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #83

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