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John Wesley (1703-1791), and 18th-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian, was an early leader in the Methodist movement. Wesley's greatest theological achievement was his promotion of what he termed "Christian perfection," or holiness of heart and life.
Isaac Watts was pastor of a large Congregational church in London, and wrote prodigiously, although he is most known as being author of over 750 hymns, including "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", "O God, Our Help in Ages Past", "I Sing the Mighty Power of God", "Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed", and "Joy to the World." Watts' rational mind combined with such artistic talent has made him one of God's greatest blessings to the people of God.
Frances Ridley Havergal was a poet and hymn writer. She also wrote children's books until her death in 1870. This material has gone through some minor changes but Frances' wonderful, simple style of writing has an ageless endearing quality to it.