Friday, February 27, 2015

London, England

Bunhill Fields Burial Ground: Here lies 'the father of English hymnody': Isaac Watts D.D.  You know him best for the lyrics to a hymn we have made a Christmas carol: "Joy to the World." In all though, he wrote over 750 hymns, including "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," which Charles Wesley admired above all others. Right across City Road, many of Watts's hymns are sung every Sunday and Wednesday at Wesley's Chapel. [2015]


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