Life Of John Newton
Compiled from John Newton\'s own notes and memoirs
Exquisite detail focused on his conversion, turning from slave trader to fierce abolitionist
Meticulously scanned from an 1831 original text.
\John Newton, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, and pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long laboured to destroy...\ John Newton\'s writing of his own epitaph.
Author of the most well-known hymn in the English language, John Newton had fled the face of God like Jonah long before. Hardened in heart and reduced to a beggar, he would be rescued and go on to become a slave ship captain. Few would believe that such a man would transition into the Anglican priesthood within 20 years, writing the hymn Amazing Grace as he reflected on his own days. Within his redeemed life we see a hope and inspiration for our own lives and the lives of this generation.