Olney Hymns

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The Olney Hymns is a famous collection of hymns written by John Newton, William Cowper, and other hymnodists. This is the source of Newton's well known hymn Amazing Grace. The oldest surviving version of the Olney Hymns is the 1779 edition still in the university of Texas at Austin.

The collection draws its name from the Buckinghamshire village of Olney, in England where Newton was curate.

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