John Newton

(24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807 / London, England)

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John Henry Newton was a British sailor and Anglican clergyman. Starting his career at sea, at a young age, he became involved with the slave trade for a few years. After experiencing a religious conversion, he became a minister, hymn-writer, and later a prominent supporter of the abolition of slavery. He was the author of many hymns, including "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken."

Early Life

John Newton was born in Wapping, London, in 1725, the son of John Newton Sr., a shipmaster in the Mediterranean service, and Elizabeth Newton (née Seatclife), a Nonconformist Christian. His mother died of tuberculosis in July, 1732, about two... more »

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  • Browne J.Thompson, A Liberian (12/10/2019 10:01:00 PM)

    God uses man in different ways. Although John Newton traded in slavery from the onset, God found him, changed him to be a worthy instrument or vessel to propagate the Gospel of Christ. It is amazing how God uses our weakness and turn it into strength. God uses our mistakes and wrongs for His glory and honors. Someone said, “ If a mountain was smooth we will not be able to climb it”.

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  • Gulzar Hussain ranjoor (3/30/2018 8:54:00 AM)

    Very nice

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  • June Smithster (11/11/2006 10:13:00 AM)

    Read me please.
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    I have Jesus Poems
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    HE (JESUS) is blessing me.

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Best Poem of John Newton

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh ...

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