The Wonderful Cross

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Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Author (refrain): Chris Tomlin

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Author (refrain): Jesse Reeves

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Author (refrain): J. D. Walt

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Text Information

First Line: When I survey the wondrous cross (Tomlin)
Title: The Wonderful Cross
Author: Isaac Watts
Author (refrain): Chris Tomlin
Author (refrain): Jesse Reeves
Author (refrain): J. D. Walt
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh, the wonderful cross
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