Olney Hymns

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Olney Hymns
John Newton and William Cowper

The Olney Hymns were first published in February 1779 and are the combined work of curate John Newton and his poet friend, William Cowper. The hymns were written for use in Newton's rural parish, which was made up of relatively poor and uneducated followers. The Olney Hymns are an illustration of the potent ideologies of the Evangelical movement, to which both men belonged, present in many communities in England at the time.

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This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.