Happy 335th Birthday to Isaac Watts, the “Father of English Hymnody,” who was born on July 17, 1674. He is credited with more than 750 hymns—When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, Joy to the World, We’re Marching to Zion, O God Our Help in Ages Past, Alas and Did My Savior Bleed, and many more.
In addition to being a hymnist, Watts was also a theologian and a logician. Check out the video below for an interesting overview of his life and the controversy surrounding his music:
(ht: Between Two Worlds)