Who is Isaac Watts?

  • (noun): English poet and theologian (1674-1748).
    Synonyms: Watts

Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymnwriter, he was recognised as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in use today, and have been translated into many languages.

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Mary Abney - Life At The Manor
... stayed there with her husband Thomas, her children, and house-guest Dr Isaac Watts, and shared it with a series of well-to-do tenants who paid for various ... House was always much enjoyed by their houseguest, Isaac Watts, for he was granted sole use of an inspirationally designed study room – the roof-top turret or ... of the Manor of Stoke Newington, and with the assistance of Isaac Watts, she is said to have planned much the planting and landscaping of Abney Park, which included two great elm ...
Isaac Watts - Works - Hymns
... Some of Watts' hymns include Joy to the world (based on Psalm 98, arranged by Lowell Mason to an older melody originating from Handel) Come ye that love the Lord (often sung with the chorus "We’re marching to ...
Mary Abney - Links To The 'Religious Revival'
... after the 1830s), as was her husband Sir Thomas Abney and long-term houseguest Dr Isaac Watts ... to evangelical revivalists, is mainly remembered as the sponsor of the first notable hymnologist, Isaac Watts whose famous hymns include O God our help in ages past ... Lady Abney's close association with Isaac Watts drew her into a circle of many independent religious thinkers of her day, notably Philip Doddridge ...

Famous quotes containing the words isaac watts, watts and/or isaac:

    My God, my life, my love,
    To Thee, to Thee I call;
    I cannot live if Thou remove,
    For Thou art all in all.
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

    When I survey the wondrous cross
    On which the Prince of Glory died,
    My richest gain I count but loss,
    And pour contempt on all my pride.
    —Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

    Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
    Bible: Hebrew Jacob, in Genesis, 27:11.

    To his mother Rebekah, explaining how the blind Isaac might discover the ploy of his pretending to be Esau. “Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.” (25:27)