Olney - The home of Amazing Grace
John Newton: His Hymn and his Friends
A book marking the 250th Anniversary, on 1st January 1773, when the well-known hymn Amazing Grace was first sung.
Author: Graham Chewter
Finish: Hardback | Size : 215 x 155 | Pages: 200 | ISBN: 9781911466246
The delightful old-world town of Olney retains so many reminders of former times of blessing, especially during the ministry of John Newton, who had been rescued from a life of moral degradation. In his time, Olney gained a well-deserved reputation as a place of warm Christian fellowship among its gospel-loving congregations. It was from here that spiritual light shone forth through Newton's ministry, letters, and especially his famous hymn Amazing Grace, composed at the end of a remarkable year of revival. Here also we see the godly poet Cowper making his own contribution to the spiritual enrichment of the churches. Truly a little town with a large legacy.