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John Newton Quotes


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God works powerfully, but for the most part gently and gradually.

    Topics: God

There is a signature of wisdom and power impressed on the works of God, which evidently distinguishes them from the feeble imitations of men.--Not only the splendor of the sun, but the glimmering light of the glowworm, proclaims his glory.

    Topics: God, Power, Nature

I read the newspapers to see how God governs the world.

    Topics: God, Reading

If it were possible for me to alter any part of his plan, I could only spoil it.

    Topics: God
    Source: The Works of John Newton

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end.

    Topics: Good and Evil

The art of spreading rumors may be compared to the art of pin-making. There is usually some truth, which I call the wire; as this passes from hand to hand, one gives it a polish, another a point, others make and put on the head, and at last the pin is completed.

    Topics: Gossip

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.

    Topics: Grace

Though troubles assail, And dangers affright, Though friends should all fail, And foes all unite; Yet one thing secures us, Whatever betide, The scripture assures us, The Lord will provide.

    Topics: Grace

I compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the course of the year to a great bundle of fagots, far too large for us to lift. But God does not require us to carry the whole at once. He mercifully unties the bundle, and gives us first one stick, which we are to carry today, and then another, which we are to carry tomorrow, and so on.

    Topics: Grace

I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.

    Topics: Grace

You are coming to a King, Large petitions with you bring, For his grace and power are such, None can ever ask too much.

    Topics: Grace

Our righteousness is in Him, and our hope depends, not upon the exercise of grace in us, but upon the fullness of grace and love in Him, and upon His obedience unto death.

    Topics: Grace, Righteousness

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