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.”