Who is Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English Congregational minister, hymn writer, theologian, and logician. He was a prolific and popular hymn writer and is credited with some 750 hymns. His works include "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", "Joy to the World", and "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past". He is recognized as the "Godfather of English Hymnody"; many of his hymns remain in use today and have been translated into numerous languages.

Life

Watts was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England, in 1674 and was brought up in the home of a committed religious nonconformist; his father, also Isaac Watts, had been incarcerated twice for his views. Watts had a classical education at King Edward VI School, Southampton, learning Latin, Greek, and Hebrew....
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Isaac Watts Poems

  • Psalm 133
    Brotherly love.

    Lo! what an entertaining sight
    Are brethren that agree! ...
  • Psalm 119 Part 6
    Holiness and comfort from the word.

    ver. 128
    ...
  • Hymn 4 Part 2
    The inward witness to Christianity.

    1 Jn. 5:10.
    ...
  • Psalm 69 Part 1
    v.1-14
    C. M.
    The sufferings of Christ for our salvation.
    ...
  • Psalm 62
    v.5-12
    L. M.
    No trust in the creatures; or, Faith in Divine grace and power.
    ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Isaac Watts

God 390 Love 228 I Love You 228 Soul 159 Earth 148 Power 140 Heart 123 Death 117 High 114 Great 110


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Writingsisters: your daily advent devotion from betsy 11/30/22 joy to the world! the lord is come let earth receive her king! let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing and heaven and nature sing and heaven, and heaven and nature sing. isaac watts
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Bosnia41: the heavens declare thy glory, lord, in every star thy wisdom shines.  isaac watts
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