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John Newton Quotes


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Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; 'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

    Topics: Grace

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

    Topics: Grace

They are the happiest Christians, who have the lowest thoughts of themselves, and in whose eyes Jesus is most glorious and precious.

    Topics: Happiness
    Source: John Newton's Letters.

If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there first, to meet some I had not thought to see there second, to miss some I had expected to see there and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.

    Topics: Heaven

If two angels were sent down from heaven,--one to conduct an empire, and the other to sweep a street,--they would feel no inclination to change employments.

    Topics: Heaven

A soul disengaged from the world is a heavenly one; and then are we ready for heaven when our heart is there before us.

    Topics: Heaven

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

    Topics: Heaven

When people are right with God, they are apt to be hard on themselves and easy on other people. But when they are not right with God, they are easy on themselves and hard on others.

    Topics: Holiness

In general, He guides and directs His people, affording them, in answer to prayer, the light of His Holy Spirit, which enables them to understand and to love the Scriptures.

    Topics: Holy Spirit, Scripture
    Source: Letters of John Newton.

Experience is the Lord's school, and they who are taught by Him usually learn by the mistakes they make that in themselves they have no wisdom; and by their slips and falls, that they have no strength.

    Topics: Humility

Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.

    Topics: Ignorance, Knowledge, Zeal

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, In a believer's ear! It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear.

    Topics: Jesus, Fear, Healing

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