Sing Hymns Rich With Good Poetry

Here’s a nice little argument for not only singing hymns and songs in church that are rich in content, but also rich with good poetry:

“What is learned in verse is longer retained in memory, and sooner recollected, [and may prove to be] an effectual means to keep off some temptation, or to incline to some duty.”

Isaac Watts, from The Improvement of the Mind, quoted in The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond

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