John Newton

Afflictions are useful & in a degree necessary to keep alive in us a conviction of the vanity & unsatisfying nature of this world – John Newton

Oh could I but believe!
Then all would easy be
I would, but cannot, Lord relieve
My help must come from Thee! – John Newton

What will it profit a man if he gains his cause and silences his adversary, if he loses the humble, tender frame of spirit? – John Newton

A long course of ease & prosperity, without painful changes has an unhappy tendency to make us cold & formal in our secret worship – John Newton

Whoever is truly humbled will not be easily angry. He will be compassionate & tender to the infirmities of his fellow-sinners – John Newton

I’m not what I ought, want to be and hope to be in another world; but I’m not what I once used to be, by God’s grace I am what I am – John Newton

We needed sovereign, irresistible grace to save us, or we would be lost forever! – John Newton

Afflictions quicken us to prayer. It is a pity it should be so – John Newton

Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior – John Newton

Some books are copper, some are silver, and some few are gold: but the Bible alone is like a book all made up of bank notes – John Newton