James Hutton (1715-1795)

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Hymn #172.
This servant of Christ was cousin to Sir Isaac Newton, his father being a clergyman, and was born September 3, 1715 in England. He was a bookseller for several years, and in 1739 visited the Moravian settlement at Herrnhut, Moravia and met Count Zinzendorf, the founder of that group. In 1745 he retired from business to work for the Lord and in 1749 was made a Deacon. He contributed to the Moravian hymn book in 1754. On May 3, 1795 he went to behold the One of Whose blest ways he wanted to learn more.
“O tell us often of Thy love,
Of all Thy grief and pain:
And let our hearts with joy confess
That thence comes all our gain.”