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The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 9

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This volume contains essays, poems, and songs 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, poems, and songs by Isaac Watts
  • Offers songs and hymns both for adults and children
  • Includes a table of Scriptures explained and illustrated
  • A Short Essay
  • Preface
  • Advertisement to the Readers
  • The Psalms of David
  • Hymns and Spiritual Songs
  • Divine Songs
  • A Slight Specimen of Moral Songs
  • Lyric Poems
  • Reliquiæ Juveniles
  • Remnants of Time
  • A Table of Such Scriptures as Are Explained and Illustrated in These Works
  • Title: The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. in Nine Volumes, vol. 9
  • Author: Isaac Watts
  • Publisher: William Baynes
  • Publication Date: 1813
  • Pages: 562
Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts (1674–1748) was an English hymn writer and theologian. Recognized as the “Father of English Hymnody,” he is credited with authoring more than 500 hymns, including “Joy to the World” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” Many of his hymns are still relevant today and have been translated into many languages.

 

Even as a child, Watts was a skillful poet and began writing poems and hymns to please his mother. He studied at the nonconformist academy at Stoke Newington, and after graduation began writing hymns. The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts contains many of Watts’ hymns. Watts also wrote books, essays, and speeches—many of which can be found in The Works of Isaac Watts (14 vols.).

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