18 March 2012

Sunday Morning Praise

O God, Our Help in Ages Past


This hymn, written by Isaac Watts, is a paraphrase of Psalm 90. Early on in his Christian life, Watts felt concern over the music being sung in churches. "His father one day challenged him to write something better for the congregation, a challenge which he accepted (Kenneth Osbeck, 101 Hymn Stories, 184)." Indeed, Watts went on to become one of the most well-known and well-loved hymn writers even to this day.

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