Happy Birthday to the Amazingly Graceful John Newton

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On this day in 1725 John Newton, the seaman-turned-preacher who wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace,” was born. Newton’s autobiography (An Authentic Narrative of some Interesting and Remarkable Particulars in the Life of John Newton, 1764) reveals an amazing life, and makes clear how repeatedly lost and found a wretch he was.

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