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How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts?

How shall the young secure their hearts? Throughout my life I have sung lyrics by Isaac Watts that ask that question. Watts drew his inspiration from Psalm 119:9-16, the second division of that psalm’s 176 verse anthology of prayer. Concern … Continue reading

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Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

  Words of familiar hymns acquire new meaning when we read them as the prayers they are. In 1723, Isaac Watts wrote a prayer that became a classic hymn when set to music. In a hymnal I perused yesterday, the … Continue reading

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