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All articles by Marylynn Rouse

Marylynn serves as executive researcher at the John Newton Project in England. She is widely recognized as a leading expert on the
life and work of Newton, the slave ship captain turned London pastor and abolitionist, who wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace.”
The John Newton Project was founded in 2002 to assist in making Newton’s life and works more widely known and accessible.
During a period of research on the life of Newton, Rouse discovered a series of 50 sermons from 1784 by Newton in which he
preached from every text of Handel’s “Messiah.”

The story of ‘Amazing Grace’

Historical

January 2013
Articles > Historical

The story of ‘Amazing Grace’

The story of ‘Amazing Grace’ 2013 marks the 240th anniversary of John Newton’s extraordinarily popular hymn ‘Amazing Grace’. This currently holds the world record for the most number of different recordings — more than 3000, in the Chasanoff/Elozua collection at the Library of Congress. This article is an insight, or rather hindsight, drawn from…

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News – St Kitts exhibition

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October 2010
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News – St Kitts exhibition

St Kitts exhibition The John Newton Project (JNP) has reprinted 2000 copies of Ministry on my mind, and has sent the design for a display on the life of John Newton as hymn-writer and pastor to the printers. This is for an exhibition in St Kitts.     Each of the ten banner designs depicts stages in…

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John Newton and us

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November 2007
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John Newton and us

John Newton and usMarylynn Rouse presents an edited extract from Tony Baker's recent St Antholin's lecture, published by the Latimer Trust.John Newton, who died 200 years ago in December 1807, is best known for his part in the abolition of the slave trade and for his pastoral labours, letters and hymns (see ET June…

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