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.

Read more about Isaac Watts:  Life, Watts and Hymnody, Significant Cultural or Contemporary Impacts, Other Works, Memorials

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    ‘Tis the voice of the Sluggard; I heard him complain,
    ‘You have wak’d me too soon; I must slumber again.’
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

    My spirit looks to God alone,
    My rock and refuge is His throne,
    In all my fears, in all my straits,
    My soul on His salvation waits.
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

    The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
    With all their lives and cares,
    Are carried downwards by thy flood,
    And lost in following years.

    Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
    Bears all its sons away;
    They fly forgotten, as a dream
    Dies at the opening day.
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

    Were the whole realm of nature mine,
    That were a present far too small.
    Love so amazing, so divine,
    Demands my soul, my life, my all.
    Isaac Watts (1674–1748)