Who is John Newton

John Newton (; 4 August [O.S. 24 July] 1725 – 21 December 1807) was an English Anglican cleric, a captain of slave ships who later became an investor in the slave trade but subsequently became an abolitionist. He served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period after forced recruitment.

Newton went to sea at a young age and worked on slave ships in the slave trade for several years. In 1745, he himself became a slave of Princess Peye, a woman of the Sherbro people in what is now Sierra Leone. He was rescued, returned to sea and the trade, becoming Captain of several slave ships. After retiring from active sea-faring, he continued to invest in the slave trade. Some years after experiencing a conversion to Christianity, Newton later renounced his trade and became a prominent supp...
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  • Woman Of Canaan
    Prayer an answer will obtain,
    Though the Lord awhile delay;
    None shall seek his face in vain,
    None be empty sent away. ...
  • Faith's Review And Expectation (amazing Grace)

    1 AMAZING grace! (how sweet the sound!)
    2 That sav'd a wretch like me! ...
  • At The Close Of The Year
    Let hearts and tongues unite,
    And loud thanksgivings raise:
    'Tis duty, mingled with delight,
    To sing the Saviour's praise. ...
  • The Book Of Creation
    The book of nature open lies,
    With much instruction stored;
    But till the Lord anoints our eyes
    We cannot read a word. ...
  • Walking With God
    By faith in Christ I walk with God,
    With heav'n, my journeys'-end, in view;
    Supported by his staff and rod,
    My road is safe and pleasant too, ...
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The waters chased him as he fled
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The waters chased him as he fled,
Not daring look behind-
A billow whispered in his Ear,
“Come home with me, my friend-
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My pantry has a fish

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