John Newton

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Life

Born: 24 July 1725

Died: 21 December 1807

Biography

John Newton was an English clergyman and hymnwriter. Initially a sailor, he became the curate of Olney, Buckinghamshire in 1764. He collaborated with William Cowper on the hymnbook Olney Hymns, which was published in 1779, and became influential in the Evangelical movement.

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Musical settings of literary works

All references are from Olney Hymns, 1779

Traditional 2,4 vo.
John Jenkins Husband 3 vo. 1790
Jeremiah Ingalls 3 vo. 1805
  • Beside the gospel pool (H.112, Bk.1, C. M.)
Oliver Holden 4 vo. 1800
  • Bless, O Lord, the opening year (H.9, Bk.2, St.2, 77. 77.)
Nehemiah Shumway 4 vo. 1793
  • Day of judgment, day of wonders (H.77, Bk.2, 87. 87. 47.)
Nehemiah Shumway 4 vo. 1793
Jeremiah Ingalls 3 vo. 1805
Alexander Johnson 3-4 vo. 1818
William Moore 3 vo. 1825
William Hauser 4 vo. 1848
Rod Mather 4 vo. 1988
Jeremiah Ingalls 3 vo. 1805
William Walker 4 vo. 1835-1867
Samuel Babcock 3 vo. 1803
Stephen Jenks 3,4 vo. 1805
Jeremiah Ingalls 3,4 vo. 1805
Alexander Johnson 3 vo. 1818
Reubin Monday 3 vo. 1825
William Walker 3 vo. 1835
  • I saw one hanging from a tree (H.57, Bk.2, St.2, C. M.)
Thurlow Weed 4 vo. 2009
William Walker 3-4 vo. 1847-1867
  • Jesus! my shepherd and my friend (H.57, Bk.1, St.5, C. M.)
Samuel Babcock 3 vo. 1803
  • Let us love, and sing, and wonder (H.82, Bk.3, 87. 87. 77.)
Samuel Babcock 3,4 vo. 1795
William Walker 3-4 vo. 1835-1867
William Hauser 4 vo. 1848
  • My harp untuned, and laid aside (H.52, Bk.2, L. M.)
Oliver Holden 3,4 vo. 1800
Jeremiah Ingalls 3,4 vo. 1805
  • Sweeter sounds than music knows (H.37, Bk.2, 77. 77.)
Rod Mather 4 vo. 2001
  • Take down thy long neglected harp (H.52, Bk.2, St.6, L. M.)
Oliver Holden 3 vo. 1803
  • The birds without barn (H.7 Bk. 1, st. 2, 55. 55. 65. 65.)
Samuel Babcock 3 vo. 1795
  • Though troubles assail (H.7, Bk.1, 55. 55. 65. 65.)
Samuel Holyoke 3 vo. 1804
Jeremiah Ingalls 3,4 vo. 1805
  • Tis a point I long to know (H.119, Bk.1, 77. 77.)
Oliver Holden 4 vo. 1793
  • With pleasing grief and mournful joy (H.57, Bk.2, St.8, C. M.)
Oliver Holden 4 vo. 1800

Publications

  • Newton, John. 1779. Olney Hymns. London: T. Wilkins. 376 pp. Many hymns written by William Cowper, these marked with a C.

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