NEWTON, James. b. Chenies, on the Buckinghamshire/ Hertfordshire border, 1732, date unknown; d. Bristol, 1790, date unknown. As a young man he went to London, where he became a Baptist. He was appointed assistant to a Baptist minister (J. Tommas) at Bristol in 1757; in 1770 he became a tutor at the Baptist College, Bristol, a post that he held until his death.
James Newton is known as the author of one hymn, ‘Proclaim, saith Christ, my wondrous grace’. It appeared in three verses in Ash and Evans*’s Collection of Hymns for Public Worship (Bristol, 1769), in John Rippon*’s Selection of Hymns, from the best authors (1787), and in other early Baptist books. It survived as a two-verse hymn,...
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