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The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn

Published in print August 1999 | ISBN: 9780198270027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600784 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019827002X.003.0006
 The Journey to Zion: Puritan Psalms and Hymns

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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

Chapter.  12047 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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