Monday, March 05, 2007

An Incredible Experience!

What an incredible time I've been having! It's been everything I hoped for and more. The only discouragement has been my attempts to get online. I've finally succeeded here at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol.

I'll give a brief summary of what's been happening:

Friday morning I caught the train from London to Bedford and then took a bus to Olney, the small town where John Newton (the composer of Amazing Grace) preached and William Cowper wrote his powerful hymns (There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood). What an experience to visit the museum there and see the Summer House (only about 6 feet by 6 feet) behind Cowper's home where he would retreat to write his hymns. I also visited the church where Newton pastored and took some photos there.

I'll try to post some of them here. More later!

The Pilgrim

1 comment:

  1. What a tiny home David!

    Just to think of all the inspired hymns that were written inside!
    I think this would have been more thrilling for you than a visit to the Palace itself.

    "There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood" is my favorite hymn....from Terry