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The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 4

Overview

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 church practices
  • Covers a variety of biblical topics for practical application

Contents

  • The Rational Foundation, Form and Order of a Christian Church Confirmed and Improved by the Directions and Examples of the New Testament
  • A New Essay on Civil Power in Things Sacred
  • The Ruin and Recovery of Mankind
  • The Sacrifice of Christ and the Operations of the Spirit
  • An Humble Attempt Towards the Revival of Practical Religion among Christians by a Serious Address to Ministers and People

Product Details

  • Title: The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 4
  • Author: Isaac Watts
  • Publisher: William Baynes
  • Publication Date: 1813
  • Pages: 635

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.