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Wie lange und schwer wird die Zeit

Wie lange und schwer wird die Zeit

Author: John Newton
Published in 20 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: Wie lange und schwer wird die Zeit
Author: John Newton
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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Das Christliche Gesang-Buch #d304

Deutsches Gesangbuch der Bisch. Methodisten-Kirche #d579

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Die allgemeine Lieder-Sammlung zum privat und öffentlichen Gottes-Dienst #147

Die Geistliche Viole #d135

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Die Geistliche Viole #148

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Die Geistliche Viole #175

Die Geistliche Viole #d183

Eine Sammlung von Psalmen, Lobgesaengen, und Geistlichen Liedern #d324

English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d296

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch. Die kleine Palme, mit Anhang #269

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #G175

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Evangelisches Gesangbuch #G175

Gebet- und Danklieder fuer Erweckungs- und Gebetsversammlungen #d195

Gebet- und Danklieder, Nr. 2, fuer Erweckungs- und Gebetsversammlung #d271

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d673

Glaubens-Lieder #d568

Sammlung von geistlichen Liedern ... kirchlicher und haeuslichen Gottesdienst #d319

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