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REV. JOHN NEWTON,
LATE PASTOR OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF ST. MARY WOOLNOTH AND ST. MARY WOOL-
CHURCH-HAW, LOMBARD STREET, LONDON.
AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE, ETC. LETTERS ON RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS, CARDIPHONIA, DISCOURSES
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.
URIAH HUNT, No. 101 MARKET STREET.
BTEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.
CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
XXXVII.-On Christian Experience
XL.-To Professors in Trade :
LET, I.-On Trust in God
SERMON 1.-On the Deceitfulness of the Heart.-
XI.-On Grace in the Ear
SERMON II.- On the Sariour and his Salration-
XV.- A Plan of a Christian Library . 146
SERMON III.-On the Christian Name.--" And the
XVI!,-On Social Prayer
152 SERMON IV.-- on all things being given us rith
XXII.-On a Siate of Poverty
160 SERMON V.-On searching the Scriptures. - Search
103 the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eter-
nal life, and they are they which testity of me,"
XXVI.-On Gospel Illumination
XXX-On Love to the Brethren
180 SERMON I.— The small Sucross of a Gospel Minis.
XXXV.-On Phil iv. .
188 because thou hast hid thsetling from the wise
conduct in their Profession.—“Let not your good
421 SERMON XV.- The Extent and Sanction of the
name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord
in vain." Exod. xx 7.
431 Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,
434 pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thou.
for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the
described.-"Come unto me, all ye that labour, what is good; and what doth the Lord require
441 to walk humbly with thy God ?" Micah vi.
447 - For as the body without the spirit is dead, so
yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek SERMON XIX.-Guilt removed and Peace restor.
451 shall show forth thy praise," Psalm li. 15. 475
pleasant.--"For my yoke is easy, and my burden we know that we are of God," 1 Joha v. 19. 481
THE REV. JOHN NEWTON.
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