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WORKS

OF THE

REV. JOHN NEWTON,

LATE PASTOR OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF ST. MARY WOOLNOTH AND ST. MARY WOOL-

CHURCH-HAW, LOMBARD STREET, LONDON.

CONTAINING,

AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE, ETC. LETTERS ON RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS, CARDIPHONIA, DISCOURSES
INTENDED FOR THE PULPIT, SERMONS PREACHED IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF OLNEY,
A REVIEW OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, OLNEY HYMNS, POEMS, MESSIAH,

OCCASIONAL SER MONS, AND TRACTS.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE, &c.

BY THE REV. JOHN CECIL, A. M.

COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

Philadelphia:

URIAH HUNT, No. 101 MARKET STREET.

BTEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.

HARYARD COL' -CE LIBRARY

CIFT CF GRENVILLE K SORCROSS

CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

Page.

XXXVII.-On Christian Experience

191
XXXVIII.-On Religion as being necessary to the
Enjoyment of Life

194
XXXIX.-A Word in Season

XL.-To Professors in Trade :
XLI.-On the Ministry of Angels

196
· 198
• 199

CARDIPHONIA.

124

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LET, I.-On Trust in God

112
II.-To a Student of Divinity

111
III.-On Cor. v. 10, and Rom. xiv. 12. 116 DISCOURSES INTENDED FOR THE
IV.-On Fainily.worship

118

V.-On the difficulties attending the Mi-

PULPIT.

nistry

120
VI.-On the Influence of Faith

SERMON 1.-On the Deceitfulness of the Heart.-

VII.-On a Ministerial Address to the Un-

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and des.

converted.

perately wicked; who can know it? I the Lord

VIII --On the Inward Witness

127 search ihe beart, I try the reins, even to give every

IX-On Election and Perseverance

129 man according to his ways, and according to the

X-On Grace in the Blade

132 fruit of his doings," Jer. xvii, 9, 10.

382

XI.-On Grace in the Ear

134

SERMON II.- On the Sariour and his Salration-

XII.-On Grace in the Full Corn

136 "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all ac.

XIII.-On Hearing Sermons

ceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world

XIV.-On Temptation

to save sinners, of whom I am chiet," I Tim. i. 15. 387

XV.- A Plan of a Christian Library . 146

SERMON III.-On the Christian Name.--" And the
XVI.-On the Inefficacy of Knowledge. . 147 disciples were called Christians tirst at Antioch,"

XVII.-On a Believer's Frames

. 149 Acts xi. 26.

392

XVI!,-On Social Prayer

152 SERMON IV.-- on all things being given us rith

XIX-On Controversy

154

Christ.He that spared not his own son, but

XX-On ('onformity to the World

156 delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with

XXI.-In Spiritnal blindness

158

him also freely give is all things?" Rom. viii. 32. 396

XXII.-On a Siate of Poverty

160 SERMON V.-On searching the Scriptures. - Search
XXIII.-On Simplicity and sincerity

103 the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eter-
XXIV.-On Communion with God.

165

nal life, and they are they which testity of me,"

XXV.On Faith, and the Communion of

John v. 39.

402

Saints

163 SERMON VI.-The same subject continued . 407

XXVI.-On Gospel Illumination

170
XXVU.In Union with Christ

ib.

XIVU.- On the Divine Guidance

171

SERMONS PREACHED IN THE PARISH

XXIX-On Rom. viii. 19, 21, 21.

173

XXX-On the Right Use of the Law

176

CHURCH OF OLNEY.

XXX-On Love to the Brethren

179
XXIII -On Candour.

180 SERMON I.— The small Sucross of a Gospel Minis.

XXIIII.-!1 On Man in his Fallen Estate 1R3 try.--"At that time Jesus answered and said, I

XXXIV.? On Man in his Fallen Estate

thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

XXXV.-On Phil iv. .

188 because thou hast hid thsetling from the wise

XXXVI.-To a Friend on his Recovery from and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes,"

Illness.

190 Matt. xi. 25. .

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SERMON II.- The Mysteries of the Gospel hid from SERMON XIV.-Believers cautioned against Mis-
Many-Same text

417

conduct in their Profession.—“Let not your good
SERMON III.-Of those from whom the Gospel-Doc be evil spoken of," Řom. xiv. 16.

457
trines are hid.-Same text.

421 SERMON XV.- The Extent and Sanction of the
SERMON IV.-The Nature of Spiritual Revelation, Third Commandment.-" Thou shalt not take the
and who are favoured with it.-Same text

name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord
SERMON V.- The Sovereignty of Divine Grace will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name
asserted and illustrated.--"Even so, Father, for so

in vain." Exod. xx 7.

46)
it seemed good in thy sight,” Matt. xi. 26.. 427 SERMON XVI. - The Christian Life compared to a
SERMON V.-Of the Person of Christ.--"All Racc.--"So run that ye may obtain," I Cor. iv.
things are delivered unto me of my Father: and 24.

465
no man knoweth the Son but the Father ; nei. SERMON XVII.- No Access to God but by the Gos:
ther knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, pel of Christ.--"Wherewith shall I come before
and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him," the Lord, and bow myself before the high God?
Matt. xi. 27

431 Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,
SERMON VII.-- of the Authority of Christ.-Same with calves of a year old ? Will the Lord be
text

434 pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thou.
SERMON vill. - The Glory and Grace of God re. sands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first born
vealed in Jesus Christ.-Same text.

438

for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the
SERMON IX.-Labouring and heavy-laden Sinners sin of my soul? He hath showed thee, O man

described.-"Come unto me, all ye that labour, what is good; and what doth the Lord require
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest," of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and
Matt. xi. 29.

441 to walk humbly with thy God ?" Micah vi.
SERMON X.-Of Coming to Christ.--Same text 444 6-8.

408
SERMON XI.- Of Believers' Rest in Christ.-Same SERMON Xviii.- of a Liring and a Dead Faith.
text

447 - For as the body without the spirit is dead, so
SERMON XII.- Of the Yoke of Christ. —"Take my faith without works is dead also," James ij. 26.

yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek SERMON XIX.-Guilt removed and Peace restor.
and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your ed. —“O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth
souls," Matt. xi. 29.

451 shall show forth thy praise," Psalm li. 15. 475
SERMON XIII.- The Service of Christ easy and SERMON XX.-Of the Assurance of Faith.-“ And

pleasant.--"For my yoke is easy, and my burden we know that we are of God," 1 Joha v. 19. 481
is light," Matt. xi. 30.

454

MEMOIRS

OF

THE REV. JOHN NEWTON.

PREFACE.

THE Memoirs of the Hon. and Rev. William Bromley Cadogan, and those of John Bacon, Esq. were written at the particular request of their relations. But in publishing these of the late Rev. John Newton, I profess myself a volunteer; and my motives were the following :—When I perceived my venerable friend bending under a weight of years, and considered how soon, from the very course of nature, the world must lose so valuable an instructor and example; when I reflected how common it is for hasty and inaccurate accounts of extraordinary characters to be obtruded on the public by venal writers, whenever more authentic documents are wanting; above all, when I considered how striking a display such a life affords of the nature of true religion, of the power of divine grace, of the mysterious but all-wise course of divine providence, and of the encouragement afforded for our dependence upon that providence in the most trying circumstances; I say, on these accounts I felt, that the leading features of such a character should not be neglected, whilst it was easy to authenticate them correctly.

Besides which, I have observed a want of books of a certain class for

young people; and have often been inquired of by Christian parents for publications that might amuse their families, and yet tend to promote their best interests. The number, however, of this kind which I have seen, and that appeared unexceptionable, is but small: For, as the characters and sentiments of some men become moral blights in society, men whose mouths seldom open but, like that of sepulchres, they discover the putridity they contain, and infect morc

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