1786 JOHN NEWTON. Funeral Sermon of Great Awakening Preacher, Richard Conyers. George Whitefield's Co-Evangelist.
1786 JOHN NEWTON. Funeral Sermon of Great Awakening Preacher, Richard Conyers. George Whitefield's Co-Evangelist.
1786 JOHN NEWTON. Funeral Sermon of Great Awakening Preacher, Richard Conyers. George Whitefield's Co-Evangelist.

1786 JOHN NEWTON. Funeral Sermon of Great Awakening Preacher, Richard Conyers. George Whitefield's Co-Evangelist.

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The present sermon, by John Newton, was preached on the death of his dear friend, Richard Conyers. Conyers [1725-1786], though already ordained, experienced an evangelical conversion in 1756. He lost his ministerial charge and became an itinerant under Selina Countess of Huntingdon. 

He was friends with George Whitefield and began travelling with him as a co-evangelist in 1768. He was also close with William Cowper, John Newton, Thomas Haweis, and others, printing the first hymnal to include hymns by Newton, and the predecessor to Newton's Olney Hymnal.

Not surprisingly, the rear sheet is an advertisement catalogue for the various works of Newton, including his Hymnal, Cardiphonia, his Sermons on Handel's Messiah, etc. 

Newton, John. A Sermon, Preached in the Parish Church of St. Paul's, Deptford, on Sunday, the 7th of May, 1786, on the Lamented Occasion of the Death of Richard Conyers, LL.D. Late Rector of that Parish. London. Printed for and Sold by J. Buckland. [1786]. 27pp.

Good -, tear from inner margin half-way across title, else crisp and clean. Removed from a sammelband at some point with associated tenderness and flotsam to spine.