Isaac Watts

The Godfather of English Hymnody November 25, 1748   Today is the anniversary of the death of the English Christian minister (Congregational) and prolific hymn writer Isaac Watts. Known as the “Godfather of English Hymnody,” Isaac’s hymns are still sung in churches today: “O God our Help in Ages Past,” “There is a Land of…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the clergyman who wrote hymns and poems that use garden imagery. We’ll also learn about the man who loved gardens and garden design – and he wasn’t afraid of Virginia Woolf… he was married to her. We’ll recognize a sculptor whose final work was a touching monument to children incorporating a bouquet…

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