Who is John Newton

John Newton (/ˈnjuːtən/; 4 August [O.S. 24 July] 1725 – 21 December 1807) was an English Anglican clergyman and abolitionist who served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period, and later as the captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire, for two decades, and also wrote hymns, known for "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken".

Newton started his career at sea at a young age, and worked on slave ships in the slave trade for several years. After experiencing a period of Christian conversion Newton eventually renounced his trade and became a prominent supporter of abolitionism, living to see Britain's abolition of the African slave trade in 1807, just before his death.

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John Newton Poems

  • 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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Love 74 I Love You 74 Heart 61 Soul 60 God 58 Faith 42 Life 38 Death 38 Fear 37 Poor 36

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  • Patrick_irelan: i'm mainly here for the gene kelly/olivia newton john roller-skating insanity sequence. that's my jam.
  • Patrick_irelan: so far it isn't clear why olivia newton-john's character is so into rolling skating all the time. it's also unclear how she came to life from the mural with the laser lights but i suppose one must suspend a certain amount of disbelief.
  • John__newton: blessed be my lord and savior, who saved me from destruction in defiance of myself.
  • Patrick_irelan: michael beck and olivia newton-john now appear to be talking to god and mrs. god.
  • L0eyal: doja x sza's kiss me more sounds like olivia newton john's physical
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The Winter Pear
 by William Allingham

Is always Age severe?
Is never Youth austere?
Spring-fruits are sour to eat;
Autumn's the mellow time.
Nay, very late in the year,
Short day and frosty rime,
Thought, like a winter pear,
Stone-cold in summer's prime,

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