Newton, John

Newton, John
   Hymn-Writer and Philanthropist.
   Newton was the son of an English sea-captain and, at a young age, Newton himself joined the Royal Navy where he was involved in the slave trade. After series of traumatic events, and being on a ship that nearly sank in the North Atlantic in 1748, he was converted to Christianity. Influenced by George whitefield, he was ordained into the Anglican ministry in 1764 and he served congregations in Buckinghamshire and London. With William cowper, he produced the Olney Hymns, many of which are still sung today. Among the best known are ‘How sweet the name of Jesus sounds’, ‘Amazing grace’ and ‘Glorious things of thee are spoken’. In his later years he became a famous evangelical preacher and, as a friend of William wilberforce, he became involved in the campaign to abolish the slave trade.
   B. Martin and M. Spurrell (eds), John Newton: Journal of a Slave Trader (1962);
   B. Martin, John Newton: A Biography (1950).

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