In this week’s episode, Cara talks about her trip to Olney, the former home of William Cowper and John Newson and the birthplace of Olney Hymns. We talk about the idea of memorial churches, Cowper’s love of animals, and the history of the pancake race. All that and more!
Category: John Newton
We’ve covered quite a few hymns, so in our newest episode, we thought we’d dig into the history of a hymnbook. We’ll be looking into the very special friendship of John Newton and William Cowper and how this led them to create one of the most influential hymnals in the English language: Olney Hymns. To …
On this first episode of Hymnpartial, Cara shares the unexpected story behind the popular hymn, ‘Amazing Grace’ by John Newton.