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A collection of sayings and quotes by John Newton on grace, prayer, words, thoughts, remember, things, poems, necessary, tombstone, God, bowler and evil.

20 Notable Quotes By John Newton That May Help You Break The Back Of The Beast

Famous As: British Sailor and Anglican Clergyman

Born On: July 24, 1725

Died On: December 21, 1807

Born In: Wapping, London

Died At Age: 82

John Newton was a renowned Anglican deacon in England, and founded the evangelical Clapham Sect. He served as an English mariner in the Royal Navy for some time and then became the captain of slave ships. Newton served Olney, Buckinghamshire for around twenty years, became ordained as an biblical Anglican cleric and also penned down his thoughts in form of letters and hymns including, ‘Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. After working for several years on slave ships in slave trade, he repudiated his trade and became an ardent supporter of abolitionism. He lived to see the abolition of African slave trade in Britain in 1807. We have compiled some quotable quotations and sayings by John Newton that are sure to inspire you in the hour of tide. Read through the quotes and thoughts by John Newton on inspirational, biographical, heaven, life, paradise, death, hymn, legalism, temptation, aestheticism, happiness, joy, contentment, assurance, faith, rescue, affliction, faithfulness etc and get enlightened.

I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am

John Newton

Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.

John Newton

I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon. (his last words)

John Newton

This is faith: a renouncing of everything we are apt to call our own and relying wholly upon the blood, righteousness and intercession of Jesus.

John Newton

Amazing grace! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, Was blind but now i see.

John Newton

God sometimes does His work with gentle drizzle, not storms.

John Newton

Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such none can ever ask too much.

John Newton

If we seem to get no good by attempting to draw near to Him, we may be sure we will get none by keeping away from Him.

John Newton

I endeavored to renounce society, that I might avoid temptation. But it was a poor religion; so far as it prevailed, only tended to make me gloomy, stupid, unsociable, and useless.

John Newton

If you once love Him, you will study to please Him.

John Newton

The midsummer sun shines but dim, The fields strive in vain to look gay; But when I am happy in Him December's as pleasant as May.

John Newton

Self-righteousness can feed upon doctrines—as well as upon works!

John Newton

But that we are so totally depraved, is a truth which no one ever truly learned by being only told it.

John Newton

The appearance of an angel from heaven could add nothing to the certainty of the declarations he has already put into our hands.

John Newton

Of all people who engage in controversy, we, who are called Calvinists, are most expressly bound by our own principles to the exercise of gentleness and moderation.

John Newton

Who is there who speaks and it happens—unless the Lord has ordained it?" Lamentations 3:37

John Newton

But though my disease is grievous, it is not desperate; I have a gracious and infallible Physician. I shall not die — but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

John Newton

Let us chide our cold unfeeling hearts and pray for a coal of fire from the heavenly altar to send us home in a flame of love to him who has thus loved us.

John Newton

The chief and grand means of edification, without which all other helps will disappoint us, and prove like clouds without water—are the Bible and prayer—the Word of grace and the Throne of grace.

John Newton

Thus those who are employed in poisoning souls, generally make use of some important and beneficial truth, as a vehicle by which they convey their malignant drug into the minds of the unwary!

John Newton