Thursday, February 21, 2008

TJ: said use Isaac Watts Hymn Book - Did TJ intend Divine & Moral Songs for Children ?

As President, Thomas Jefferson was also the Chairman of the City of Washington public schools. In that capacity, Jefferson stated that two books WOULD be used in the schools, the Holy Bible and the Isaac Watts Hymnal. However, we do not know what translation of the Bible, whether the Authorized or King James Version, or some other translation. Further, we do not know if Jefferson was referring to the Isaac Watts hymnal for children shown here that is titled "Divine and Moral Songs for Children", or the hymnal used in many churches, "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs."

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