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John Newton
b. July 24, 1725 – d. December 21, 1807 • Abolitionist • Clergyman • Hymn writer
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Newton, John
Newton, John (1725–1807), *Evangelical divine. The son of a shipmaster, he was impressed into naval service, in the course of which he was converted on 10 Mar. (NS 21) 1748, though for some years he continued to be a slavetrader, From 1755 to 1764 he was Tide Surveyor at Liverpool. At this time he came
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Newton, John
Newton, John(1725–1807). As a young man, English clergyman and writer John Newton worked as a sailor in the slave trade. His transformation from a faithless seaman to a deeply religious man is echoed in his famous hymn “Amazing Grace.” In his later years, he was active in the antislavery movement.John
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John Newton
Pastors and PreachersJohn NewtonReformed slave trader“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.”It is probably the most famous hymn in history:Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,that saved a wretch like me.I once was lost, but now am found,Was blind but now I see.
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Newton, John
Newton, John (1725–1807)Anglican clergyman and hymn writerBorn in London, for a few years of his very early life Newton attended school at Stratford in Essex. But from the age of eleven until seventeen he served on a merchant ship of which his father was commander, plying the Mediterranean. At the