Divine Songs

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Echo Library, Apr 1, 2006 - Religion - 52 pages
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SAMUEL MATHER (1706-1785), the son of Cotton Mather, graduated from Harvard in 1723. He served as Chaplin at Castle William, in Boston Harbor. In 1733, he moved to Boston with Rev. Joshua Gee at the Second Church, Boston (Old North Meetinghouse) and stayed nine years. After being dismissed from Second Church, he formed the Tenth Congregational Society, in the Meeting-house on the corner of Hanover and North Bennet Street in Boston's North End. DR. DAVID JENNINGS (1691-1762) was pastor to the congregation in Old Gravel Lane, Wapping. He was a friend of Isaac Watts and John Newton's family. ISAAC WATTS (1674-1748) was a preacher at 24 and gave himself to preaching and writing his entire life. He was an prolific hymn writer who wrote over 600 hymns, among many other works. REV. THOMAS PRINCE (1687-1758) was a Harvard graduate, an historian and the pastor at the Old South Church, Boston. Princeton, Massachusetts was named after him.

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