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The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 3


This volume contains essays, discourses, and sermons by Isaac Watts. Known as the “Father of English Hymnody,” Isaac Watts is one of England’s most influential hymnists. Credited with over 500 hymns—including “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and “Joy to the World”—he left behind a massive legacy. He paved the way to the inclusion of “original songs of Christian experience” in worship. His introduction of extrabiblical poetry opened doors to new forms of worship in the Protestant Church.

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Key Features

  • Contains essays, discourses, and sermons by Isaac Watts
  • Provides discourses on the holiness of times, places and people in Scripture
  • Covers a variety of biblical topics for practical application


  • Self-Love and Virtue Reconciled Only by Religion or an Argument to Prove, that the Only Effectual Obligation of Mankind to Practise Virtue Depends on the Existence and Will of God
  • Preface to Humility Represented in the Character of St. Paul
  • Humility Represented in the Character of St. Paul
  • Preface to Orthodoxy and Charity United
  • Orthodoxy and Charity United
  • A Caveat against Infidelity
  • The Harmony of All the Religions Which God Ever Prescribed to Men, and All His Dispensations towards Them
  • The Strength and Weakness of Human Reason Argued in Four Conferences
  • The Holiness of Times, Places, and People

Product Details

  • Title: The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 3
  • Author: Isaac Watts
  • Publisher: William Baynes
  • Publication Date: 1812
  • Pages: 622

About Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts (1674–1748), was an English hymn-writer, theologian, and logician. He is recognized as the “Father of English Hymnody” and is credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in active use today.

As a young boy, Watts began to write poems and hymns to please his mother. He received an excellent education as a child and studied at the nonconformist academy at Stoke Newington as a youth. After he completed his education, Watts began to write hymns and also tutored the family of Sir John Hartopp. At age 26, Watts became a pastor, but his poor health kept him from his duties. In 1712, Isaac Watts went to live with the Abney family in Stoke Newington for a short time, and ended up staying there permanently. During his stay, he would occasionally preach, but mostly devoted his time to writing hymns, sermons for publications, essays, discourses, and poems. He died peacefully at the age of 74.