Hymns of Worship and Remembrance

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Isaac Watts was born in 1674, the first of nine children. His father, a well–educated deacon in the dissenting Congregational Church of Southampton, England, was imprisoned for being a dissenter. Watts had a bright and inquiring mind. By the age of twelve he had studied four languages in addition to English. He spoke very easily in rhyme, to the point of being an irritation to his father, who threatened him with a spanking if he continued. When Watts continued, his...
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