Composer: John Newton
Published in 20 hymnals

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Composer: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Newton
Incipit: 55654 36532 34567
Key: D Major


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #744
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #2048
Text: Great God of Wonders
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #82
Text: Great God of Wonders!
  • 82-Great God of Wonders!-MXL (MXL)
  • 82-Great God of Wonders!-XML (XML)


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #744ScoreAudio
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #38
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #294Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #96
Small Church Music #1458Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2048TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #82TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #19
Include 12 pre-1979 instances