The Pilgrims’ Miracles in Context: a comparison of the settlements in Jamestown and Plymouth

Several years ago around Thanksgiving time, I became acquainted with a hymn about the Pilgrims called “O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand.” Now, I thought I knew about the pilgrims. I knew about Squanto fertilizing maize with fishes and other quaint anecdotes of early American life. However, the solemn tone of this hymn surprised me…