John Newton & William Cowper

John Henry Newton (July 24, 1725December 21, 1807) was a British sailor and Anglican clergyman. Starting his career at sea, at a young age, he became involved with the slave trade for a few years, and was himself enslaved for a period. William Cowper (26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. 5.0/5

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A pic of all my fav Books (John Newton , George Whitfield , David Brainerd , William Cowper , BCP , homilies)
How many of you know the origin of the song Amazing Grace?! It's song and played on instruments in so many cultures. but here's a little bit of history:John Newton[edit] "Amazing Grace" is John Newton's spiritual autobiography in verse.[5] He grew up with no particular religious alignment. He was pressed (involuntarily forced) into the Royal Navy and became involved in the Atlantic slave trade after his discharge. In 1748 a storm battered his vessel so severely that he prayed to God for mercy. He continued in the slave trade after this moment of conversion. In 1754 or 1755 he left seafaring altogether and began studying Christian theology. Ordained in the Church of England in 1764, Newton became curate of Olney, Buckinghamshire, where he began to write hymns with poet William Cowper. "Amazing Grace" was written to illustrate a sermon on New Year's Day of 1773. It is unknown if there was any music accompanying the verses; it may have simply been chanted by the congregation. It debuted in print in 1779 in . ...
June 15 Day 166 The Mysterious Ways of God John Newton, whose life we looked at yesterday, mentored a man called William Cowper (1731–1800). Cowper had experienced tragedy. His mother died when he was six. His father died while Cowper was still young. He was educated at Westminster School and qualified as a barrister. Outwardly he was successful. However, he suffered from serious depression. When applying for an administrative post in the House of Lords that entailed a formal examination, he was so disturbed by the prospect of the exam that he attempted suicide. For the rest of his life he suffered from mental illness and was sometimes confined to asylums. When he was in his thirties, Cowper came under the care of John Newton. Newton encouraged Cowper to begin composing hymns. He wrote powerfully of the joys and sorrows of everyday life. However, he continued to suffer mental illness. In 1774 he suffered such a severe episode that he was prevented from entering into his intended marriage to ...
Had a great day out with some of the International Students from Northampton Uni today. We visited the small market town of Olney, where poet William Cowper and ex-slave-ship captain turned church minister John Newton lived in the 18th century. It was there that Newton composed the famous hymn 'Amazing Grace'. We visited the church where Newton had ministered from 1764 to 1779 and there was a piano and orchestra rehearsing for a concert tonight. We all enjoyed wonderful music in this beautiful 14th century church setting. We also walked along the bank of the River Ouse, had a picnic there and went to a neighbouring village across the fields, meeting some horses and cattle on the way. While some of the students visited the Cowper Museum in town I took some pictures of the interesting variety of door knockers on the front doors of the old houses that line the main street of Olney.
Reading The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry. I recommend it. Bridges includes two poems. One by John Newton reads, Our pleasure and our duty though opposite before, since we have seen his beauty are joined to part no more. Another by William Cowper reads, To see the law by Christ fulfilled and hear his pardoning voice, Changes a slave into a child and duty into choice.
Nov. 21, 2012, Psa. 9 continues. E.Praise needs to be Musical. Will sing praises – one great blessing is to secure a song book and use it. “It is striking that in each part the psalmist combines singing and preaching. And it is interesting to remember that great periods of church history have always been marked by both. At the time of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther’s hymns were on the lips of the German people as much as his words were in their hearts. At the time of the Wesleyan Revival in Great Britain, the recovery of the gospel was accompanied by an equally stirring recovery of gospel singing, as the hymns of John and Charles Wesley, Augustus Toplady, William Cowper, John Newton, and others show. Charles Spurgeon wrote, “So sing on brethren, and preach on, and these shall both be a token that the Lord still dwells in Zion.” Trans: Praise needs to be volitional, total, vocal, emotional, and musical. But the key is volitional. Reminds me of one dear aged lady who always sat on the . ...
Ok Y'all. Here is our daily devotional - enjoy ;)) OCTOBER 15 Alone in the Dark? How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? PSALM 13:1 Some people believe the words "Christian" and "depression" should never appear in the same sentence. They believe that a person whose Bible proclaims, "The joy of the LORD is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10), should know better than to be unhappy. It makes you wonder, though, if that was the case with William Cowper, author of such classic hymn lyrics as "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform" and "There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Emmanuel's veins." Severe depression forced him early in life to abandon his career in law. If not for the patient mentorship of John Newton (composer of "Amazing Grace"), who knows how low Cowper's depression would have taken him? Charles Spurgeon struggled mightily with depression, particularly after a false cry of "Fire!" set off a stampede in his packed-house congreg ...
A Devotional for such a time as this: THE SPIRIT BREATHES UPON THE WORD William Cowper, 1731–1800 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105) The Bible is the only book whose Author is always present when one reads it. —Unknown We can never really be exposed to the truths of God’s Word without our lives being affected. Either we become more desirous of becoming like the author of the Book, or we become increasingly hardened to its truths. It has been said that we must know the Word of God in order to know the God of the Word. However, a study of God’s Word must never stop at merely gaining biblical knowledge. It must always lead us to a more intimate relationship with God Himself. Although William Cowper, the author of this hymn text, was regarded as one of the leading English poets of his day, he suffered periods of severe depression throughout his lifetime. Yet during times of normalcy he wrote great literary works and worked with John Newton to produce the important ...
Even though it's no friend's birthday today, I wanted to post this historical note. Today, in 1725, John Newton was born. He became an Anglican clergyman and hymn writer. He was master of a slave ship for 10 years before his conversion to Christianity in 1747. He became a friend of poet William Cowper and togehter they published Olney Hymns in 1779 which included such well-known hymns by Newton as "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious THings of Thee are Spoken." He was a great influence upon William Wilberforce, the great champion of abolition of the slave trade in Great Britian. If you haven't seen the movie Amazing Grace, get it and see it. Wilberforce is a hero of our faith. I want to have a long conversation with him when I meet him in Heaven.
There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood William Cowper, born into the home of an English clergy man, educated in private schools and earning a degree in law would come across as a very strong willed, and determined young man. Isn’t that how the story always begins? There is so much story to the life of William Cowper. To put it all into one small article would not do this man justice, but, I’ll give you my best shot. Despite the fact that William was very intelligent, and very driven, it was the death of his mother when he was six years old that made him an emotionally fragile, and unstable man beneath the surface of all of his success. It was just before William went to take his final bar examination that his hidden anxieties began to surface. Added to his fear of his bar exam he suffered a failed love affair, and as a result of both; had a mental break down from which he never recovered. This led to an unsuccessful suicide attempt, which then led to the next eighteen months he spent in an insane asylu ...
This hymn was written as a testament to a difficult time in John Newton's life. He and his friend William Cowper had embarked on a project that was to become...
The Gospel - 24/7 Amazing Grace Words John Newton wrote only 5 Verses - Others added more. The "Ten Thousand Years" verse was added by an American. by John Newton Follow the Book and Flag Amazing Grace! HOW SWEET THE SOUND! 13 Wonderful Verses Printer Friendly Page. The (original) words to this old favorite song were written by John Newton. He was in his earlier life a really thorough rascal, a genuine scoundrel, having been a slave trader and engaged in many of the other crimes and sins of his day. But God's Amazing Grace saved him, cleaned him up and made him into a famous Preacher and Pastor. John Newton and his wife were also close friends of the famous British poet and songwriter, William Cowper. Cowper wrote one of my other favorites, "There Is a Fountain." Newton became a powerful gospel preacher and pastor, and served in that capacity for most of his life after his conversion. He wrote a great deal also, much of which we still have today, including many very good songs, of which "Amazing Grace" is ...
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