1817, England.

Feb­ru­a­ry 16, 1893.

Oaklands Ce­me­te­ry, West Chester, Penn­syl­van­ia.

William was the son of Ri­chard New­ton, Sr., and Eliz­a­beth Hu­ett; husband of Sar­ah Ev­ans; and uncle of hymnist Will­iam Wil­ber­force New­ton.

He served as pastor of the Reformed Epis­co­pal Church of the Sure Foundation, West Ches­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia. He was also on the 1884 Hymnal Committee of the Re­formed Epis­co­pal Church.

He was a poet of much ability, and the author of a number of books upon religious and scientific subjects. His works in­clude:

  1. Christ Is Risen from the Dead
  2. Come, My Soul, by Sin Oppressed
  3. Come, My Soul, Expatiate Freely
  4. Father of Light and Love!
  5. God of the People
  6. Gospel Comes to Guilty Men, The
  7. How Wondrous Is the Grace
  8. In Vain the Spirit Seeks to Find
  9. Jesus, My One, Prevailing Plea
  10. Lord Doth Build Up Jerusalem, The
  11. Lord of the Everlasting Name
  12. My God, My Everlasting Friend
  13. O Praise Ye the Lord, for His Mercies Are Great
  14. O, Lord, O Lord Our Governor
  15. Peace Is the Even Tide of Love
  16. Rock of Ages, Let Me Be
  17. Sing to the Lord, Who Conquered