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.


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
    C. M.
    The sufferings of Christ for our salvation.
  • Psalm 62
    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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Pdsongbot: at the cross music: ralph erskin hudson, 1885 lyrics: isaac watts, 1707 (refrain: ralph erskin hudson, 1885)
Dart_adams: the bald: yul brynner, telly savalas, woody strode, isaac hayes, curly neal, scatman crothers, geoffrey holder, louis gossett jr., slick watts & michael jordan i still left someone out, didn't i?
Leopercer: "at the cross" alas! and did my savior bleed and did my sovereign die? would he devote that sacred head for sinners such as i? words: isaac watts (1707)
Leopercer: "at the cross" refrain at the cross, at the cross where i first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away, it was there by faith i received my sight, and now i am happy all the day! words: isaac watts (1707)
Leopercer: "at the cross" well might the sun in darkness hide and shut his glories in, when christ, the mighty maker died, for man the creature’s sin. words: isaac watts (1707)
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