Friday, April 23, 2010

John Newton on being yielded

"'What Thou wilt, when Thou wilt, how Thou wilt.' I had rather speak these three sentences from my heart in my mother tongue than be master of all the languages in Europe."    

--- John Newton, former British slave ship captain, later Anglican clergyman, abolitionist, and writer of the hymn, Amazing Grace, wrote this statement in a letter on April 23, 1779.