On This Day in 1807 John Newton Died
A man who experienced a spiritual conversion aboard a ship, John Newton co-authored one of the greatest hymns of faith, ‘Amazing Grace’, which had an impeccable influence on English hymnology. He was a skillful preacher and dedicated theologian and played a crucial and significant role in the evangelical movement. He supported his dear friend, William Wilberforce, who campaigned against slavery and thus served as an abolitionist. Even though he himself was involved in slave trade for a certain period in his lifetime and captained many slave ships, he later became an abolitionist of slavery.