John Newton

John Newton (1725-1807) was an English Anglican preacher, hymn writer and humanitarian. Prior to faith in Christ, he served as the captain of slave ships and made a living in the slave trade. After his conversion to Christ, he renounced slavery and became one of the leading abolitionists in England. He was ordained a cleric in the Church of England serving as parish priest at Olney, Buckinghamshire, for twenty years. Among Evangelical circles, he is best known for his hymns, among which are “Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken” and “Amazing Grace”.

John Newton Hymn Studies

  • Jared Smith's Hymn Studies,  John Newton Hymn Studies

    May The Grace Of Christ, Our Savior

    Some of the points covered in this sermon: • Highlighting the subject and theme of the hymn—Covenant Blessings, the assurance and joy of the covenant blessings of God and His church • Explaining the meaning and significance of a covenant • Showing how the covenant of works, covenant of grace and a church covenant fit together according to the framework of sovereign grace • Expounding the two stanzas of Newton’s hymn • Stanza 1: The Gracious Covenant • Stanza 2: The Church Covenant • Showing how Paul’s farewell blessing in 2 Corinthians 13 aligns with Newton’s hymn     Some of the points covered in this sermon: • Reviewing the subject and theme of Newton’s hymn, “May The Grace Of Christ, Our Savior” • Aligning Newton’s…

  • • Salvation and Sovereign Grace,  John Newton

    Now May The Lord Reveal His Face

    Romans 5:21: "Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 8:37-39: "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

  • • Trials and Tribulations,  John Newton

    Fear Thou Not, Distressed Believer

    Proverbs 30:7-9: "Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." Romans 8:28-39: "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them…

  • • Fruit of the Spirit,  John Newton

    I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow

    2 Peter 3:18: "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." James 1:12: "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him." Job 23:8-10: "Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: but he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold."