Isaac Watts Monument
Edward Hodges Baily, 1788-1867
Stoke Newington, London
Watts (1674-1748), the "Father of English Hymnody" (Wikipedia) became a major figure to late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Evangelicals within and without the Church of England for whom hymns were a crucial part of worship, because they could convey two central Evangelical emphases: their emotional approach to religion and their elaborate typological interpretations of the Bible.
Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus
Formatting and commentary by George P. Landow.
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