Isaac Watts Monument, 1674-1748

Isaac Watts Monument

Edward Hodges Baily, 1788-1867

White marble

Abney Park Cemetery

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.

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  • Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus

    Formatting and commentary by George P. Landow.

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