A young boy complained to his father that most of the church hymns were boring to him. They were far too behind the times, tiresome tunes and meaningless words. He kept talking about it, for many weeks.
One day his father put an end to the discussion by saying, "If you think you can write better hymns, then why don't you?"
The boy went to his room and wrote his first hymn. The year was 1690, the teenager was Isaac Watts. Now we have more than 350 hymns written by him, among them are "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" and Joy to the World".
Why don't you do something? And cause the world to remember you for 400 years, like Isaac Watts?
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