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By Maria Sonora

A hymn is a song of praise to God. In many cultures, people sing hymns at church services and on special celebrations like Christmas. Many prominent musicians today, such as Beyonce Knowles, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, and Carrie Underwood mastered singing and performing at church. That is, they grew up as musicians singing hymns.

The patriarch of modern English hymns is Isaac Watts. During his life (1674-1748), Watts wrote over 700 hymns. And he created a ne...

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