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A hymn is a song of praise to God. People sing hymns at church services and on special holidays like Christmas. Many famous musicians, such as Beyonce Knowles, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, and Carrie Underwood, learned singing and performing at church. That is, they grew up as musicians singing hymns.

The father of modern English hymns is Isaac Watts. During his life (1674-1748), Watts wrote over 700 hymns. And he created a new style of hymn writing. Before Watts, hymns were ...

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