John Newton Poems
John Newton 1725 – 1807. John Newton is well-known for his famous hymn, “Amazing Grace.” John Newton was an English sailor and slave trader who was converted at sea in 1748. He became an evangelical clergyman in the Anglican church. While pastoring in Olney, England, John Newton contributed 280 hymns to a collection of “Olney Hymns” which was a joint effort with William Cowper.