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:
- Immortality and Other Poems
- Human Life
- The Morning Star and Other Poems
- Gleanings from a Busy Life
- Christ Is Risen from the Dead
- Come, My Soul, by Sin Oppressed
- Come, My Soul, Expatiate Freely
- Father of Light and Love!
- God of the People
- Gospel Comes to Guilty Men, The
- How Wondrous Is the Grace
- In Vain the Spirit Seeks to Find
- Jesus, My One, Prevailing Plea
- Lord Doth Build Up Jerusalem, The
- Lord of the Everlasting Name
- My God, My Everlasting Friend
- O Praise Ye the Lord, for His Mercies Are Great
- O, Lord, O Lord Our Governor
- Peace Is the Even Tide of Love
- Rock of Ages, Let Me Be
- Sing to the Lord, Who Conquered
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