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The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 7


This volume contains essays and discourses 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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  • Contains essays and discourses by Isaac Watts
  • Offers tools for better logical reasoning
  • Includes a discourse on the education of children and youth
  • The World to Come
    • An Essay toward a Proof of a Separate State of Souls between Death and the Resurrection
    • Discourses on the World to Come
  • Logic
    • Introduction and General Scheme
    • The First Part: Of Perception and Ideas
    • The Second Part of Logic: Of Judgment and Proposition
    • The Third Part of Logic: Of Reasoning and Syllogism
    • The Fourth Part of Logic: Of Disposition and Method
  • A Discourse on the Education of Children and Youth
    • Introduction: Of the Importance of Education, and the Design of This Discourse, with a Plan of It
    • Section 1.—Of Instructing Children in Religion
    • Section 2.—The Exercise and Improvement of Their Natural Powers
    • Section 3.—Self-Government
    • Section 4.—The Common Arts of Reading and Writing
    • Section 5.—Of a Trade or Employment
    • Section 6.—Rules of Prudence
    • Section 7.—The Ornaments and Accomplishments of Life
    • Section 8.—A Guard against Evil Influences from Persons and Things
    • Section 9.—A Guard Set on the Sports and Diversions of Children
    • Section 10.—Of the Proper Degrees of Liberty and Restraint in the Education of a Son, Illustrated by Example
    • Section 11.—Of the Proper Degrees of Liberty and Restraint in the Education of Daughters, Illustrated by Examples
  • Title: The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 7
  • Author: Isaac Watts
  • Publisher: William Baynes
  • Publication Date: 1813
  • Pages: 590

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.