Hymn Writers

Horatio Spafford

Horatio Spafford Horatio Gates Spafford was born in New York on October 20, 1828. He later became a lawyer and an elder in the Presbyterian Church where he and his wife Anna were both active members of the congregation, helping those less fortunate than themselves. By this time, he had moved to Chicago, where he …

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Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts – Birth to Youth On July 17, 1674, Isaac Watts entered the world in Southampton. He began reading and writing poetry before he could even fully express himself. He held fast to the Nonconformist views for which his dad had been imprisoned. So, he was constrained to forego the benefits offered by the …

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