Wie lange und schwer wird die Zeit

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 >

Tune

[Wie lange und schwer wird die Zeit]


CONTRAST (German)

The tune most commonly known as CONTRAST is a German folk tune. In American shape-note tradition the tune is known as GREEN FIELDS or GREENFIELDS. J. S. Bach quoted it in his "Peasant Cantata," but he did not compose it. It has also been misattributed to Maria DeFleury and to Lewis Edson. Edson wrot…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

Das Christliche Gesang-Buch #d304

Deutsches Gesangbuch der Bisch. Methodisten-Kirche #d579

Page Scan

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

Page Scan

Die Deutsche Ausgabe der Englischen und Deutschen Frohen Botschaftslieder #d100

Die Geistliche Viole #d135

Page Scan

Die Geistliche Viole #148

Page Scan

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

Page Scan

Evangelisches Gesangbuch #269

Page Scan

Evangelisches Gesangbuch #G175

Page Scan

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

Page Scan

Gesangbuch der Bischöflichen Methodisten-Kirche #215

Glaubens-Lieder #d568

Page Scan

Heilstöne #23

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

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us