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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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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Newton_citizen: as sports editor of the marietta daily journal, there are a few times a year when the job has its tasty perks.
Valtsports: the baseball sectional will be played at newton park in lakeville. john glenn is the host school.
Noeljossant: john travolta, olivia newton-john - the grease megamix
Stradiost11: if you love me (let me know) - olivia newton-john
Mit__y: guten morgen! tag 17 der song challenge a song you'd sing a duet with someone on karaoke p. s. kann aber nicht singen you're the one that i want (from "grease" original motion picture soundtrack) von john travolta & olivia newton-john auf amazon music
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The sunshine seeks my little room
To tell me Paris streets are gay;
That children cry the lily bloom
All up and down the leafy way;
That half the town is mad with May,
With flame of flag and boom of bell:
For Carnival is King to-day;
So pen and page, awhile farewell.

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