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The English HymnA Critical and Historical Study$
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J. R. Watson

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198270027

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019827002X.001.0001

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The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns

The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns

(p.103) 6 The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns
The English Hymn

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The continuity of the metrical psalm tradition in writers such as William Barton and Francis Rous is reviewed. The metrical psalms of John Milton, the beginnings of hymn singing under the Baptist Benjamin Keach, the poems of Richard Baxter and John Bunyan, and the hymns of Joseph Stennett are also discussed.

Keywords:   Baptists, Baxter, Bunyan, Independents, Keach, metrical psalms, Milton, sacred poetry, Stennett

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