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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.

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"True, 'tis a strait and thorny road, and mortal spirits tire and faint; But they forget the mighty God, Who feeds the strength of every saint" - Isaac Watts (fight the good fight, finish the race)
Were I so tall to reach the pole, Or grasp the ocean with my span, I must be measur'd by my soul: The mind's the standard of the man. - Isaac Watts
His conscience knows no secret stings, While grace and joy combine To form a life whose holy springs Are hidden and devine. ~Isaac Watts~
Funny Quote: "People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." By: Isaac Asimov
Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting..-Isaac Watts 1674-1748
Some persons believe everything that their kindred, their parents, and their tutors believe. The veneration and the love which they have for their ancestors incline them to swallow down all their opinions at once, without examining what truth or falsehood there is in them. Men take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.-Isaac Watts 1674-1748
Joy to the World! Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. Psalm 98:4 Recommended Reading Psalm 98 It might surprise you to know that when Isaac Watts wrote "Joy to the World," he wasn't thinking of Christmas. He had been studying Psalm 98 and contemplating the millennial reign of Christ. When Jesus comes again, He will establish a thousand-year reign on earth, and heaven and nature will sing. Fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains will repeat the sounding joy. Only during the Millennium, which comes after the second advent of Christ, will the words to "Joy to the World" really be fulfilled. The Millennium will be an earthly foretaste of the New Heavens and New Earth, which will be our eternal home. If you want to know what the Millennium will be like, read passages like Revelation 20 and Isaiah 11. This is earth's future. When you hear now of wars and rumors of war, and when you despair over the coarsening of society, and when you worry about global ...
“JESUS shall reign where’er the sun Does his successive journeys run, His kingdom stretch from shore to shore Till moons shall wax and wane no more. Behold the islands with their kings, And Europe her best tribute brings; From north and south the princes meet To pay their homage at his feet. There Persia, glorious to behold, There India shines in eastern gold, And barb’rous nations at his word Submit and bow, and own their Lord…” ~ in “Hymns Based on Psalms” by 18th c. English theologian and writer Isaac Watts, one notes Persia as an integral part of Asian civilization as well as its regal symbolism since antiquity despite brutal foreign invasions… which also underlines the motivation behind this page in wondering why do 21st c. institutions and writers ignore and/or misrepresent Iran’s legacy such as mislabeling Iranian arts and architecture as nonsensical Islamic???... as far as the hymn, note how Jesus is associated with the Sun… we’ve discussed Iranian Mithra (ancient Aryan divin ...
Order my footsteps by Thy Word and make my heart sincere; let sin have no dominion, Lord, but keep my conscience clear. -Isaac Watts
But drops of grief can ne'er repay the debt of love i owe here Lord, i give myself away tis all i can do.Isaac watts
From Forgiven to Forgiver!!! The Scripture: The message of the cross is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 The Message: As Christians we are preparing to celebrate Easter and the message of the cross. I pray you continue to live the message of the cross even after Easter Sunday. You can do that by taking every opportunity to share the gospel with those around you. Share the message of the cross - the forgiveness of our sins with those that have hurt you. Forgiveness is something we don't like to think about or discuss. But the truth is Jesus died for our sins, including the sin of anger and unforgiveness. The gift of our forgiveness was given through the shedding of His blood. He was and continues to be the ultimate example of forgiveness. Please feel the love God has for you. Do you know deep within your heart how special you are to Him? He gave His Son's life for you. We need to learn how to give the gift of forgiveness to others. Christ did that for us! Holding on to anger, resentment, ...
Prepare for Holy Week and Easter by experiencing a hymn that powerfully conveys the meaning of the Cross--and was one of the most important hymns ever written, focusing for the first time on the personal relationship between believer and Savior. Even Charles Wesley thought more of it than any of his own thousands of hymns! Click below to explore the text and the music, and hear outstanding performances to four different tunes for Isaac Watts' immortal "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross."
"Though reading and conversation may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, our own meditation must form our judgement." – Isaac Watts
Thy Word is everlasting truth;How pure is every page!That Holy Book shall guide our youth And well support our age. - Isaac Watts.
When the Eternal bows the skies To visit earthly things, With scorn divine he turns his eyes From towers of haughty kings. He bids his awful chariot roll Far downward from the skies, To visit every humble soul, With pleasure in his eyes. – Isaac Watts –
"Do not hover always on the surface of things; but penetrate into the depth of matters.". - Isaac Watts.
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“Alas: and did my Savior bleed, and did my Sovereign die? Would He devote that sacred head for sinners such as I”?(Isaac Watts).
Spurgeon's copy of The Works of Isaac Watts restored by The Spurgeon Library Fund.
"I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them." ~ Isaac Watts
When I survey the wondrous cross,On which the Prince of glory died.Love so amazing, so divine. Demands my soul, my life, my all(Isaac Watts)
"The Lord can clear the darkest skies,. Can give us day for night;. Make drops of sacred sorrow rise. To rivers of delight." -Isaac Watts
“All I meet I find assists me. In my path to heavenly joy:. Where, though trials now attend me,. Trials never more annoy.” - Isaac Watts
Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance. – Isaac Watts
While all our hearts and all our songs join to admire the feast, each of us cries with thankful tongue, Lord, why was I a guest?-Isaac Watts
"mindless adoration" .. Wait, what is that noise? just Isaac Watts spinning in his grave like a cat in a tumble-dryer
That awful day will surely come, Th’ appointed hour makes haste, When I must stand before my Judge, And pass the solemn test. ISAAC WATTS
Ok, friends, that's the end of until Oct. But first sings a favorite, "Come, Let Us Anew," by the Isaac Watts.
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How doth the little busy bee improve each shining hour and gather honey all the day from every opening flower. Isaac Watts
I'll praise my Maker while I've breath, And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers. . ~ Isaac Watts
Speak softly. It is far better to rule by love than fear. Speak softly. Let no words mar the good we may do here. Isaac Watts
Isaac Watts started to learn Latin at age four, Greek at nine, French at ten and Hebrew at thirteen. //
Here's another awesome hymn from Isaac Watts - . Oh the wonderful cross . Oh the wonderful cross. Bids me come and...
Sounds like Isaac Watts knew more about God than most modern songwriters.
Sounds like Isaac Watts' salvation experience was much deeper than ♬ "just a little talk with Jesus makes it right."
Chuck McKnight: But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14) Isaac Watts revolutionized Christian music. In the early days of the Reformation, many hymns were written, such as “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” by Martin Luther. But within 100 years, the majority of Protestant congregations had limited their singing to mostly Psalms. While he certainly agreed with singing the Psalms, Watts also believed that Christians ought to create original compositions of praise. And so he did, penning over 600 hymns in his lifetime. His tendency to write songs based on personal feelings was quite controversial at the time, and it caused many well-meaning Christians to avoid his music. Yet today he is recognized as the “father of English hymnody.” Of all his hymns, perhaps the most beautiful expression of praise is “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” I’m hardly the first to think this. Theolog ...
Sloth is one of the seven deadly sins in Christian moral tradition, particularly within Catholicism, that refers to laziness. Sloth is defined as spiritual or emotional apathy, neglecting what God has spoken, and being physically and emotionally inactive. It can also be either an outright refusal or merely a carelessness in the performance of one's obligations, especially spiritual, moral or legal obligations. Sloth can also indicate a wasting due to lack of use, concerning a person, place, thing, skill, or intangible ideal that would require maintenance, refinement, or support to continue to exist. Religious views concerning the need for one to work to support society and further God's plan and work also suggest that, through inactivity, one invites the desire to sin. "For Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do." ("Against Idleness and Mischief" by Isaac Watts).
“Almighty God, to thee be endless honors done, the undivided three, and the mysterious one." -Isaac Watts
Some time spent with Charles Wesley, William Billings, Isaac Watts, and Daniel Read tonight- then mandolin. Not bad company.
I sing the mighty power of God, That made the mountains rise, That spread the flowing seas abroad, And built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at His command, And all the stars obey. I sing the goodness of the Lord, That filled the earth with food, He formed the creatures with His Word, And then pronounced them good. Lord, how thy wonders are displayed, Where’er I turn my eye, If I survey the ground I tread, Or gaze upon the sky! “I Sing The Mighty Power” by Steven Anderson; Words: Isaac Watts, Divine and Moral Songs for Children, 1715. Music: Forest Green, traditional English melody, arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
all the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood. - Isaac Watts
The worlds of nature and of grace. Are put beneath Thy power;. Then shorten these delaying days,. And bring the promised hour (Isaac Watts).
“True Christianity, where it reigns in the heart, will make itself appear in the purity of life.”. -Isaac Watts
4 of 5 stars to The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond
Tozer -- Tozer Devotional Devotions » Tozer Devotional Fri, January 03, 2014 Redemption Through Christ's Blood God's Word makes it clear that the life touched and tainted with sin is a forfeited life. The soul that sins shall die. The wonder that we will never fully understand is that God wanted to save our forfeited lives. So He allowed the blood of the divine Savior to be offered on our behalf. Notice that there must be a blood atonement because blood and life have a vital, mysterious relationship. The blood of Jesus Christ is of infinite value. The pouring out of blood indicates the termination of life. Because the blood of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, the Lamb of God, was poured out, our acts of sin may be pardoned. We need to give this spiritual truth all the reverence and contemplation it deserves. Do we talk too loosely about the price of our redemption? I confess that I cringe just a little when I hear someone speak about Christ paying our debt—buying us back. Sometimes we make it sound like ...
Agreed. Truth matters. Btw, blessed by the Isaac Watts program.
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Also on 1/5: Chancel Choir presents "How Sweet and Awesome," an exquisite setting of the Isaac Watts text by Joey Hoelscher. 8:30 and 11:15.
Douglas Bond joins me now to discuss, "The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts." CC:
With the New Year, it's a good time for making resolutions. Here's a great quote that helps explain why making goals is so important. "Most people creep into the world and know no reason why they're there but to consume corn and fish only to leave behind an empty dish." Sir Isaac Watts If you've made goals for this year, congratulations. You're among the minority who make them. Conservative estimates have shown that less than 40 percent of the population make them. It's as low as 4 percent. The rest of the world are like rudderless ships drifting aimlessly in life. They just go around with just a taking mindset. You who have goals have direction. You are out there to make a difference. My hope for everyone here is to take the next step and get those goals accomplished.
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I'll not willingly offend,. Nor be easily offended;. What's amiss I'll strive to mend,. And endure what can't be mended. -Isaac Watts
Under the shadow of Thy throne Thy Saints have dwelt secure; sufficient is Thine arm alone, and our defense is secure. Isaac Watts
Starting the New Year off right... right now I'm listening to "Joy to the World". (and I mean Three Dog Night, not Isaac Watts)
COUNTING OUR DAYS – THE REVD PROF KONYINSOLA AJAYI S.A.N. “Give me the wings of faith to rise within the veil, and see the saints above, how great their joys, how bright their glories be.” † 1. Why will anyone want wings of faith to rise to see Jerusalem, the city paved in gold, where those who like stars appear washed in dazzling white with the blood of the Worthy Lamb? What if you were indeed transported and allowed to see as John did what the Holy City looks like? Will that make you long for the glory of paradise; for eternal life by the river feeding the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden? Will that make your heart leap for joy for that room in the Father’s house prepared specially for you through the grace of Christ our Savior and Advocate – going by the gospel according to John 14:1 – 7? 2. The opening hymn to this exhortation, are rousing words about which it has been said bring many to tears for so deeply moving the hearers and singers to total surrender, ready to take off the garme ...
"Was it for sins that I had done, He groaned upon a tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree!" - Isaac Watts
"May I govern my passions with absolute sway, and grow wiser and better as life wears away." ~ Isaac Watts
Merry Christmas Grace! Today I'm going to refrain from writing… giving you instead an old poem/hymn written by Isaac Watts. It’s written on the glorious subject of the incarnation of our Lord. Take time to read this through slowly (even a few times). As you do, take time to think of what Scriptures He used in writing this. I pray that it may be used of the Lord to spur on greater worship of Jesus Christ, Immanuel. Ere the blue heav'ns were stretched abroad, From everlasting was the Word: With God he was; the Word was God, And must divinely be adored. By his own power were all things made; By him supported all things stand; He is the whole creation's head, And angels fly at his command. Ere sin was born, or Satan fell, He led the host of morning stars: Thy generation who can tell, Or count the numbers of thy years? But lo! he leaves those heav'nly forms, The Word descends and dwells in clay, That he may hold converse with worms, Dressed in such feeble flesh as they. Mortals with joy beheld his face, .. ...
Not to mention the works of Zwingli and Isaac Watts along with some nice German dudes
Now let my soul arise, and tread the tempter down; My Captain leads me forth, to conquest and a crown. —Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Oh God our Help in ages past. Our hope for years to come. Our shelter from the stomy blast. and Our Eternal Home... Isaac Watts
LET EMMERSON CONTINUE TO DO HIS TRADE... My personal take on Emmerson's new music attacking this government is simple: laden in the first stanza of Isaac Watts' famous poem, "Let dogs delight to bark and bite, For God has made them so..." It was Emmerson who sang 'Bumbuna light pass di world don'; but when this government made it a reality, he never sang back to correct himself... It was Emmerson who, just after one year of the APC coming back to power, sang 'yesterday better pass tiday'; but the people saw the developments taking place in the country and countered him with a first-ballot re-election of the APC last year... Now Emmerson is saying only Temnes are employed by this government... Well, Dr. Kadie Sesay is a Temne, but she is not employed by this government... Moijueh Kai Kai, AWOL's 'Minister of the Year', is not a Temne... My boss at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Hon. JB Dauda, is not a Temne... My Permanent Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and nearly 90% of the civil servants I work with are ...
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Do not be deceived; happiness and enjoyment do not lie in wicked ways. -Isaac Watts.
Not all the outward forms on earth nor rites that God has giv'n, nor will of man nor blood, nor birth can raise a soul to heaven. Isaac Watts
Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance - Isaac Watts
Wonderful celebration of the life of Billy Williams today. Probably one of the largest crowds ever gathered at Zion Hill First Baptist Church. He had served as a county commissioner, the first African-American elected to public office in Polk County. He knew everybody, and everybody knew him. Active member and deacon at Zion Hill. Excellent service--some of the best congregational singing I've ever heard, and first time in a long time that I've heard "lining out" hymns (the song leader sings out a line of the hymn, congregation repeats it)--something one rarely hears other than in some black churches and Primitive Baptist churches. That's the way to sing those grand old Isaac Watts hymns like the one we sang today: Father, I stretch my hands to thee / No other help I know, / If thou withdraw thyself from me, / Ah, whether shall I go? Magnificent hymn sung well. There's no doubt about where Marvin Williams learned to sing!
Listen as Stephen Nichols introduces us to the great Christmas hymn, "Joy to the World," and its author, Isaac Watts: h…
"Time, like ever-rolling stream. Bears all its sons away; They fly, forgotten, as a dream, Dies at the op'ning day." Isaac Watts
"Let those refuse to sing who never knew our God." Isaac Watts
Wednesday 7:30 pm. Isaac watts church. Winchester road. What better day to start your Journey then the first day...
The Lord is good, the Lord is kind; Great is His grace, His mercy sure; And the whole race of man shall find His truth from age to age endure. Isaac Watts (17 de julho de 1674 – 25 de novembro de 1748)
Thou sun, whose beams adorn the spheres, and with unwearied swiftness move to form the circles of our years. Author: Isaac Watts
Here's a little Hymn History about Isaac Watts and the Hymn "Joy to the World" via
Fancy and humour, early and constantly indulged in, may expect an old age overrun with follies. Author: Isaac Watts
Joy to the World by Isaac Watts is about the Second Coming of Christ. "It is appropriate for every Sunday." --Woody Cumbie
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." - Isaac Watts
"His wisdom's vast, and knows no bound, a deep where all our thoughts are drowned." Isaac Watts 17C
"The Great God values not the service of men, if the heart be not in it... It is therefore a matter of indefinite importance to have the whole heart engaged steadfastly for God" -Isaac Watts
short measure or short metre, a form of verse QUATRAIN often used in HYMNS.  A variant of COMMON METRE, it has four STRESSES in its third line, but only three stresses in the other three, the metre usually being IAMBIC.  The RHYME SCHEME is usually abcb, or, as in this cheerful example from the children’s hymn-writer Isaac Watts, abab: There is a dreadful *** And everlasting pains; There sinners must with devils dwell In darkness, fire, and chains. The form has some similarity to POULTER’S MEASURE.
December 27 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. – Gal 4:7 Not by the terrors of a slave God’s sons perform His will, But with the noblest powers they have His sweet commands fulfil. —ISAAC WATTS. Our thoughts, good or bad, are not in our command, but every one of us has at all hours duties to do, and these he can do negligently, like a slave, or faithfully, like a true servant. “Do the duty that is nearest thee”—that first, and that well; all the rest will disclose themselves with increasing clearness, and make their successive demand. Were your duties never so small, I advise you, set yourself with double and treble energy and punctuality, to do them, hour after hour, day after day. —T. CARLYLE. Whatever we are, high or lowly, learned or unlearned, married or single, in a full house or alone, charged with many affairs or dwelling in quietness, we have our daily round of work, our duties of affection, obedience, love, mercy, indu ...
The bounties of Thy love Shall crown my following days; Nor from Thy house will I remove, Nor cease to speak Thy praise. Amen Isaac watts, 1719
How much do we know about the joy of the nativity of Jesus Christ?  Why is the song "Joy to the world" (in it's original full form) now made obsolete on the air and in many hymn books? Why is it that most evangelicals do not even know the lyrics of this song and would rather exalt love, gift-giving, merry-making and the more shallow jolly songs of Santa?  "Joy to the world"  makes the atheists and secularists furious and even our pre-millenialists brethren uncomfortable. This song is a statement of faith, a confession, a declaration. It can never be replaced by "contemporary self-expressive praise songs" in feeling-good churches. God giving His son to die for us is indeed a supreme act of love, but sentimentalizing it too much robs the incarnation of it's fuller meaning and purpose. The wise men from the east indeed gave gifts, but we need to recognize that the gifts were primarily tokens of recognition of Jesus' atoning work and his supreme calling as a priestly king. He came to save us indeed, but h ...
Merry Christmas, Everyone. My favorite hymn is "Joy to the World". Had the pleasure of visiting the grave of Isaac Watts, the hymn composer, in London in 1978. During my ministry, I refrained from using "Joy to the World" during Advent until Christmas Eve and the Sunday after Christmas. Otherwise, you never knew when I'd have congregations sing it, even in July. May each of you know the full Joy of Christ's presence today!
Bishop Allan's Christmas Sermon: Christmas Sermon 2013 I once saw a most extraordinary thing. One evening, waiting at a pedestrian crossing, a man in his thirties skipped across the road. It brought a great smile to my face, for it was so incongruous. After all, grown men and women do not skip. Skipping along the road or path, that joyful hop and stride of a careless moment, is not usually an adult matter. We walk or run, full of intent; we have places to go, times to beat, achievements to be achieved, our journeys are deliberate. Not so skipping, skipping is a way of moving that wastes of energy, is inefficient and pointless, and totally unconscious. No child chooses to skip, it comes bubbling up, disconnected from purpose, fully connected with the joy of life. I fear that much that we must do separates us from the joy of life. School and employment lay purpose upon us, and it is as though purpose replaces innocent joy. We learn to delay pleasure, to separate our days into doing and resting, with too mu ...
Chord chart and info for "Joy To The World" as recorded on "Lincoln Brewster: Joy To The World". Written by George Frederic Handel and Isaac Watts.
My hymn for today: Joy To The World. Two brilliant songwriters – although they never met – together created one of Christmas’s most lasting songs. Each of these two musical icons ignored established ways and blazed new trails, both trying to bring religious music into a new era. Isaac Watts, born in 1674 in Southampton, England, was very much his father’s son. The elder Watts (also named Isaac) was a revolutionary protestant church figure in Britain. Watts spent time as a personal tutor, then became the assistant to Dr. Isaac Chauncey at Mark Lane Independent Chapel in London. Within three years the now twenty-six year old Isaac became the minister. Through his hymns and writings, Watts became one of the best known clerics in England, inspiring others such as Charles Wesley and John Newton to also write new music for the church. It was while studying Psalm 98 that he penned his most famous song. He actually wrote it as a four stanza poem. Forty-four years after Watt’s death, Lowell Mason was bor ...
~Today The Episcopal Church remembers Isaac Watts] Hymnwriter, 1748 Isaac Watts is remembered as the father of English hymnody. He was born in Southampton, England, in 1674, the eldest child of a devout Nonconformist family. His academic capabilities and particularly his ability with the English language were recognized at an early age. He was offered the resources to enroll at Oxford or Cambridge and pursue ordination in the Church of England, but Watts remained faithful to his background and in 1690 enrolled in a Nonconformist academy at Stoke Newington. In 1702, Watts was ordained and served the Mark Lane independent congregation in London for a decade before his health made it impossible to continue. As a hymn writer, Watts wrote more than six hundred hymns, about a quarter of which continue in popular use. Among his works was his Psalms of David, a metrical psalter that versified the psalms in English for hymnic use. Perhaps his most enduring contribution in this genre is O God, our help in ages past ...
On the monument erected in honor of Isaac Watts at Abney Park in Stoke Newington in the London Borough of Hackney, are words from one of his hymns: “Ages unborn will make his songs the joy and labor of their tongues.”(1) Nearly three hundred years later, the words Watts used to describe the length and breadth of God’s reach and reign continue to resonate with a strong acclaim about his own life and legacy.    Known as “The Father of English Hymnody,” Isaac Watts rose to prominence during a revolutionary time in church music. A composer of more than 750 hymns, Watts was among the culminating creators of church songs that were not simply arch echoes of traditional plain psalms but, instead, energized worshipers with memorable, faith-imbuing verses with a distinctly Christian ring to them. In his interpretations and adaptations of the Psalms, Watts found what he believed to be Christ-like parallels and foretellings of a faith which Christians could share with the world.   Watts was so inventive, ...
. Our Saviour's Golden Rule . By:Isaac Watts. Be you to others kind and true,. As you'd have others be to you
"Away from Fools I'll turn my Eyes, . Nor with the Scoffers go;. I would be walking with the Wise, . That wiser I may grow.". Isaac Watts
"...Study without prayer is atheism, as well as that prayer without study is presumption..." Isaac Watts
'Sin, my worst enemy before, will vex my eyes & ears no more; my inward foes will all be slain, nor Satan break my peace again.'-Isaac Watts
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Well might the sun in darkness hide, And shut his glories in, When Christ the mighty Maker died For man, the creature’s sin. — Isaac Watts
Isaac Watts . "Engraved as in eternal brass,. The mighty promise shines;. Nor can the powers of darkness erase. Those everlasting lines."
I hate to hear a wanton Song, Their Words offend my Ears: I should not dare defile my Tongue With Language such as theirs. — Isaac Watts
Behold what wondrous grace. The Father has bestowed. On sinners of a mortal race,. To call them sons of God! (Isaac Watts)
So shines the setting sun on adverse skies, and paints a rainbow on the storm. ~Isaac Watts
Amazing words by Isaac Watts in 1719, He comes to make His blessings flow, Far as the curse is found...
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"Believing, we rejoice. To see the curse remove;. We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice,. And sing His bleeding love.". (Isaac Watts)
"My soul looks back to see. The burdens Thou didst bear. When hanging on the cursèd tree,. And hopes her guilt was there.". (Isaac Watts)
"My faith would lay her hand. On that dear head of Thine,. While, like a penitent, I stand,. And there confess my sin.". (Isaac Watts)
"But Christ, the heav’nly Lamb,. Takes all our sins away;. A sacrifice of nobler name. And richer blood than they.". (Isaac Watts)
"Not all the blood of beasts. On Jewish altars slain. Could give the guilty conscience peace. Or wash away the stain". (Isaac Watts)
"Holiness is the means to prepare us for glory, though not to procure glory for us." - Isaac Watts
"Did you know that Isaac Watts could trash talk with the best of them?"
- akin to the practice and temper of devils; but to prevent and suppress rising resentment is wise and glorious, - Isaac Watts
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To be angry about trifles is mean and childish; to rage and be furious is brutish; and to maintain perpetual wrath is - Isaac Watts
"I cried, and from His holy hill He bowed a list'ning ear, I called my Father and my God, and He subdued my fear." -Isaac Watts
Long before Matt Redman and Stuart Townend played a guitar or Charles Wesley and Isaac Watts a harpsichord, David...
Along with Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley, Philip Doddridge is generally ranked as one of England's finest 18th...
The Christian, Peaceful Trust 690 — Confidence In God 1 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. 2 Trust Him, ye saints, in all your ways, Pour out your hearts before His face; When helpers fail, and foes invade, God is our all-sufficient aid. Isaac Watts, 1719.
Read this thoughtful reflection on the great Isaac Watts' hymn "Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed."
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Alright got my son his 1st autograph Houston Texan Daniel Manning. Yeah buddy.. where in the *** is JJ watt and A. Johnson ? Lol. w Isaac D Barron Mary Maldonado
important points (science) 01 The theory of relativity was propounded by Albert Einstein 02 The principal metal used in manufacturing steel is Iron 03 An alimeter is used for measuring Altitude 04 Oology is the study of Birds eggs 05 Radioactivity was discovered by Henry Bacquerel 06 The metal used in storage batteries is Lead 07 The instrument used to measure the relative humidity of air is Hygrometer 08 Barometer was invented by Torricelli 09 The unit of power is Watt 10 Radium was discovered by Marie and Pierrie Curie 11 The existence of isotopes was discovered by Frederick Soddy 12 Dynamo was invented by Michael Faraday 13 The nuclear reactor was invented by Enrico Ferni 14 The law of gravitation was propounded bySir Isaac Newton 15 Crescograph was invented by J.C.Bose 16 Crescograph is used to measure the Rate of growth of a plant 17 Galileo's first scientific discovery was Pendulum 18 Microscope was invented by Aaton Van Leewen Hock 19 The scientist who is known as father of modern biology is Aristo ...
Isaac Watts. No beard, but dead indeed.
"Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee. Perfect in power, in love, in purity." Isaac Watts
Isaac Watts advised: "Do not hover on the surface of things, nor take. up with mere appearances. Penetrate into the depth of matters. "
Today, with pleasure, Christians meet,. To pray and hear Thy word. And I would go with cheerful feet,. To learn Thy will, O Lord. -Isaac Watts
I just want a boy that can sing and every time we hang out we can sing together. And he can sing to me when I'm sad and I will sing to him when he is mad.. That's my perfect relationship.
Please pray for my family. ..my 9 yr old nephew just passed away. ..please pray. .
Having a nice time with the family Shonda Isaac, Shallant'e Doee, and Sean Lake bringing in his birthday turn up all weekend. Aye!
Learning to trust is one of life's most DIFFICULT tasks. ☆Isaac Watts
Christ comes to make his blessings flow as far as the curse is found - Isaac Watts
"My soul obeys the sovereign call, and runs to this relief; I would believe thy promise, Lord. Please help my unbelief." -Isaac Watts
If NFL Network's Top 100 Players list was legit at all, I'd be more excited about two Niners being in the top 10.
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“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect” - Isaac watt. Hym composer 1856-1918
Learning to trust in one of life's most difficult tasks - isaac watts
"Blessings abound wherever He reigns; the prisoner leaps to loose his chains." - Isaac Watts.
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ughh.so disgusted by false doctrine. The rapture is crap. Read your Bibles!
Beck I'm inspired by the Isaac Watts Poem, Am I Soldier Of The Cross. View all verses at
Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.' Isaac Watts in response to Jesus' sacrifice at the cross. He died for and me
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Our souls he washes in his blood, As water makes the body clean; & the good Spirit from our God Descends like purifying rain. Isaac Watts
The choir of Wells Cathedral sing Charles Wesley's wonderful hymn Love divine, all loves excelling to the beautiful tune Blaenwern under the direction of Mal...
Today Waz By Far one of da Mostt hardest dayz iHad Since iSaac went away =( Happy fathers day to all tha FatHers U neva kNo watt cud happend iN life to u or ur loved ones. I'm just happy to say my dad is alriqht. I thank god & prayed & went into deep thouqhtz. Justt want to brinq him home. :) I love my dad so much. & thnx him for everythinq he has ever done. ")
Amazing Grace HYMN: The Story of John Newton The story of 'Amazing Grace' is found in the Bible, heard in the hymn and demonstrated in the lives of countless followers of Christ. The hymn, first titled 'Faith's Review and Expectation' was written by John Newton whose story is as amazing as the Grace that was his salvation. He began life as the privileged son of a sea captain, became a slave and a slave ship captain before becoming a servant of Christ. John's mother, a fragile but determined woman, dedicated herself to his education. She taught him to read and write and fervently prayed that he become a minister of the Gospel. By the time John was four she had taught him to read the Scriptures and recite hymns from 'Divine and Moral Songs for Children' by Isaac Watts. When John was only six years old his mother died. His father remarried and John was sent on to boarding school. He was a good student who, by age ten, could read Latin and showed a keen interest in mathematics. When John was eleven his father ...
People are getting married, things are for real!!!
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love when Isaac asks his cousin Matt Watt if he knows how to come home from the Philippines lol
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH JESUS? A story is told of a man whose son invited his friend to join them to a sea tour just for a fun. On the sea, a storm stroke which made the two boys fell into the sea. The man had only one option to either save his son or his son's friend who was very stubborn. Instead of saving his son, he chose to save the friend. The friend, out of surprise, asked why? The man told him that he knows that when his son dies, he will be saved when JESUS comes, but he saved this boy out of the sea in order to give him an opportunity to change his bad deeds to prepare for heaven. Like the man's son's friend, God gave his son - Jesus Christ, to us so that his death will grant us salvation. As part of the plan , you and I are still alive this year too so that we will change from fornication, stealing, gossipping, hatred, selfishness etc.: however, we are still clinging to our sins. The question, then comes, what are we doing with Jesus this year? Let us turn over a new leaf and make JESUS' DEATH ...
So why you standing over there with ya clothes on, Baby strip down for me, Go on take em off.
Bago jigger i now see like you drop d track dan 38000 views.Jevonne Charles, Jessil Moore and Omavi Bobb, Melvern Isaac allyuh men do it WATT STUDIOS READY TO TAKE D WORLD. BOOM AND PERFORMANCE OUT
Am hapy 4 2day.cos of God's Faithfulnes in my life. I jst wanna say,Lord i tank u 4 adin +1 to my yrs.Lookin back @ yestaday wen i ws a child uptil nw dt am an adult.No 1 can compare un2 thee.words alone cannot describe hw mighty u re.I'll 4eva grateful 2 u. I luv u Lord.
Truly understanding tonight Isaac Watts words, “learning to trust could very well be one of life’s most difficult task.”
"To Him that bore the curse to save rebellious man; To Him that formed our hearts anew is endless praise and glory due." Isaac Watts
Nothing tends so much to enlarge the mind as traveling-Isaac Watts
"Whatever brawls disturb the street, there should be peace at home." ~ Isaac Watts
Only at the Eshelmanse do conversations occur comparing Led Zeppelin with Isaac Watts.
I love the soul that dares tread the temptations of his years beneath his youthful feet. - Isaac Watts
DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING (3 tunes for Isaac Watts, part 3): In our third installment of hymn tunes for Isaac Wat...
I just entered to win The Water and The Blood:The Hymns of Isaac Watts CD!
"Is this vile world a friend to grace, to help me on to God?" Isaac Watts
"The tall, the wise, the reverend head, Must lie as low as ours." - Isaac Watts
Today's hymn inspiration came from "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" by Isaac Watts. We hope you were inspired by this great hymn!
INDY (3 tunes for Isaac Watts, part 2): This second tune was written for a setting of Psalm 147 in long meter ...
The preceding hymn (penned by Isaac Watts in 1719) is from Prayer at Night in our April English-language edition:
GILLIGAN (3 tunes for Isaac Watts, part 1): A call went out recently for new hymn tunes to go with a forthcomi...
Before Jehovah’s awful throne, Ye nations, bow with sacred joy; Know that the Lord is God alone; He can create, and He destroy - Isaac Watts
Improvement of the mind by Isaac Watts: The book that changed the life of Michael Faraday
"O may your house be my abode, and all my work be praise." (Isaac Watts)
Be seriously cheerful, and cheerfully serious. (Isaac Watts)
The Lord sees and judges the heart; He has no regard for outward forms of worship, if there is no inner adoration. (Isaac Watts)
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Jesus, my God! I know his name, His name is all my trust; Nor will he put my soul to shame, Nor let my hope be lost. — Isaac Watts
"Be seriously cheerful, and cheerfully serious" ~ Isaac Watts
Dissenting minister, where he had Isaac Watts for schoolfellow, delicate.
"There is a dreadful *** and everlasting pains; where sinners must with devils dwell, in darkness, fire, and chains." --Isaac Watts
Reading about Fanny Crosby, Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley writing thousands of hymns a each... Inspiring and depressing.
Tell of His wondrous faithfulness & sound His power abroad, sing the sweet promise of His grace, the & truth of God ~Isaac Watts
Lord’s Day 11, 2013 —Philippians 3:7–11; “The value of Christ, and his righteousness” by Isaac Watts.
Lent & meditating..."Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, or compose so rich a crown?" Isaac Watts
isaac Watts.THERE are a number of us creep Into this world to eat and sleep, And know no reason why...
...Not all that *** or sin can say Shall turn His heart, His love away. -Isaac Watts
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, our friend Peggy Watts will be donating to The ISAAC Foundation 50% of the...
A song composed in 1707 by Isaac Watts, sang by Tim Hughes. With contempor... ♫ When I Survey by Tim Hughes (at C5) —
Be seriously cheerful, and cheerfully serious. – Isaac Watts
Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers, exceed me still- Isaac Watts(English hymnwriter)
Be seriously cheerful, and cheerfully serious. Isaac Watts
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Isaac Watts, who was at this time 38 years old, broken down by an attack.
"Let no day, if possible, pass away without some intellectual gain ..." Isaac Watts
This morning I used modern worship songs & hymns, this eve I turn to the masters of hymnody: Samuel Crossman, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley
Just had a mini praise break. God has blessed me to move to NYC to be Director of Music/Multimedia at one of the most influential churches in the world. The hymn writer Robert Lowry was one of the Pastors here for years. Just in case you didn't know he wrote the hymns: "Nothing But the Blood," "Christ Arose" ("Low in the Grave He Lay") (words and music)," "Shall We Gather At The River?," and "How Can I Keep From Singing?" He also wrote the music and refrain for "Marching to Zion" (words by Isaac Watts and 500 other songs. WHAT A LEGACY TO BE APRT OF, GOD IS GREAT! Take that DEVIL!
I lost 8 stone in 10 months with slimming world! Isaac Watts church on the corner of Luccombe road. Wednesday 7:30 pm.
Don't know if I've read a greater hymn in a long time. We need Isaac Watts & Charles Wesley to come teach songwriting
A Devotional for such a time as this: PRAYER IS THE SOUL’S SINCERE DESIRE James Montgomery, 1771–1854 Men ought always to pray, and not to faint. (Luke 18:1 KJV) Living a life without prayer is like building a house without nails. —Unknown Prayer is releasing the energies of God. For prayer is asking God to do what we cannot do ourselves. —Selected Except for Charles Wesley or Isaac Watts, no writer has made a greater contribution to English hymnody than the author of this text, James Montgomery. He wrote more than 400 hymns, many of which are still in popular use: “Stand Up and Bless the Lord,” “Angel From the Realms of Glory,” “In the Hour of Trial,” and “According to Thy Gracious Word.” Though trained for the ministry, Montgomery spent his lifetime as a journalist and newspaper editor. He became widely known for his writings and poetry, yet when once asked, “Which of your poems will live?” he replied, “None, sir, except a few of my hymns.” His words were prophetic. It is ...
I often counsel young Christians, after they have their Bible and their Bible reading established, to get a hymnal. If a young Christian would spend one year reading through and meditating on the hymns of Isaac Watts alone, he would have a better theological education than four years in Bible college and four years in seminary. - A.W. Tozer, The Crucified Life
He has no regard to outward forms of worship, if there be no inward adoration. -Isaac Watts
Just found an poem about Jesus written by Isaac Watts I love the very last stanza most of all...
"...then I can laugh at Satan's rage and face a frowning world!" - Isaac Watts
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the LORD, the King. Psalm 98:4-6 (NLT)
Video © Youtube User ID bobf72450. Joy To The World sung by the Bach Choir from the album, Family Carols. Classical rendition. The words are by English hymn ...
He rules the world with truth and grace and makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness by Isaac Watts
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When Isaac Watts wrote "Joy to the World" lyrics in 1719, heaven more likely to "sing a duet" with nature than might be the case now."...
Joy to the world! the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing - Isaac Watts
Joy to the world, The Lord is come! Let earth receiver her King. Let every heart prepare Him room. - Isaac Watts
In the words of my 7-greats uncle Isaac Watts: 'Joy to the world!'
"Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms. Confusion here is fatal." - J.I. Packer
How appropriate and true the words of Isaac Watts, written in the 1700s and set to the beautiful music of George Frederick Handel:
"Let every heart prepare him room, And and sing" - Isaac Watts, from "Joy to the World"
Poetry: Joy to the World by Isaac Watts via
This morning at Conejo Church- Joy To Your World! I wish hymn-writer Isaac Watts could be here to hear it. See you soon, Conejo Family.
A line from the great Christmas Carol 'Joy to the World' by Isaac Watts. A powerful sermon was preached at c
"It is a glory to the Gospel when we can lie down with courage in hope of its promised blessings..." Isaac Watts
When Isaac Watts wrote 'Joy To The World' in 1719, the topic was Christ's Second Coming and not His birth.
A CURRAN AFFAIR has hosted Isaac Mizrahi, Naomi Watts, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more! Now it's your turn!
Advent 4 sermon is written... Quoting Mary, Micah and Isaac Watts.
Joy to the World Consider the story of one young man. Sick and puny as a baby, he remained frail and delicate all his days. Later, as a pastor, his maladies were so severe that he could not serve his growing congregation. Instead he wrote them letters filled with hope and good cheer. Even though his body was frail his spirit soared. He complained once about the harsh and uncouth hymn texts of his day. Someone challenged him to write a better one. He did. He wrote over 600 hymns , mostly hymns of praise. When his health finally broke in 1748 he left one of the most remarkable collections of hymns that the world has ever known. His name? Isaac Watts. His contribution to the Christmas season? Probably the most sung of all the Christmas hymns, "Joy to the World; the Lord is come." Could Isaac Watts have written so, if his life had been easy? I don't know. It is amazing, though, how often persons who have everything are spiritual zeroes, whereas those who struggle through life have souls with both depth and he ...
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''Whatever brawls disturb the street There should be peace at home'' Isaac Watts
Speak up Peter! 2 Peter 1:1 ‘Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:’ This is a marvellous verse on the deity of Christ! Let’s hear what the Greek scholars say about it. “The expression ‘God and our Saviour’ is in a construction in the Greek text which demands that we translate, ‘our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ’, the expression thus showing that Jesus Christ is the Christian’s God.” (Wuest: Word Studies in the Greek New Testament). “the righteousness of Him who is (at once) our God and (our) Saviour.” J-F-B Commentary “Grammar demands that one person be meant.” Moulton “The description of Jesus Christ as our God and saviour is unique; the adoring cry of Thomas, My Lord and my God’ (John 20:28), is the nearest parallel to it in the N.T. Elsewhere in the epistle our Lord and saviour is the favourite phrase. But the habit of calling Christ God ...
Libera's take on the classic "Joy To The World" from their christmas album slated for release 01 November 2011.
Name the carol: Words from 1719 by Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 98, Music by Lowell Mason in 1839. (Hint: is come, not has come)
We conclude our blog series focused on Christmas Carols with a post on Isaac Watts' "Joy to the World"
"Lord, let me hear Thy pardoning voice, And make my broken bones rejoice." --Isaac Watts, Lord I am Vile
Ligonier: Christmas Carols: Joy to the World: The popular carol Joy to the World was penned by Isaac Watts in hi...
Christmas Carols- Of course the Millers would not be singing about Santa Claus, reindeer, and Christmas trees; they would have sung traditional religious Christmas Carols. After an afternoon of research I learned that the majority of religious Christmas Carols that we would sing in church were written in the mid to late 1800’s. The only “sure thing” was Joy to the World – lyrics by Isaac Watts in 1719, music by George Handel in 1749. Silent Night was written in German as Stille Nacht lyrics by Joseph Mohr and Music by Franz Gruber in Austria in 1818. However it was not translated into English until 1859, so I doubt that the Millers would have sung it during the years of Book III. Did I waste an afternoon of researching information that I cannot use in Book III? Not at all! I have lots of info that will be relevant for Books IV and V.
Biography and hymns of Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
The Lord is come. Why 'is' instead of 'has' in this Christmas lyric? When "Joy to the World" was published in 1719 by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, it was common to use a form of the auxiliary verb 'to be' ("is") instead of 'to have' ("has") for present perfect tense with motion verbs. We still use at least one today, though. "She's gone" can mean she is gone or she has gone. Musical note It was 120 years before Watts' verses had a tune. Lowell Mason, an American church music director, set the lyrics to music -- sort of mashup style -- in 1839. He used bits of "Messiah," which was composed by George Frideric Handel in 1741. Musical note If you can play a C major scale, you can play "Joy to the World." Just go backward instead of forward, in the rhythm of the tune. It also works in any major scale.
Did you know that we have been singing the Christmas Carol "Joy to the World" for nearly three hundred years? Isaac Watts wrote the verses in 1719 and was set to music by George Frederick Handel. (The version we sing most often is arranged by Lowell Mason.)
One of the most beloved Christmas Carols is the celebratory, Joy to the World written back in the early 1700′s by Sir. Isaac Watts. Watts is often considered the ‘Father of Hymns&
Start With Praise Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3, Ephesians 1:3 The apostle Paul spent between two and three years in both Ephesus and Corinth. They were his two greatest church-planting projects. The former produced the greatest church of the New Testament era. Paul, Timothy, and John were among its succession of pastors. From Ephesus, a great church-planting effort evangelized much of Asia Minor. Whether your church, your work, or your circumstances are in Ephesus or Corinth, start your prayers (and your days) with praise. His sacred name forever bless... Let lands and seas His power confess. Isaac Watts (Today's Turning Point w/ Dr. David Jeremiah)
A short Halloween story, By Isaac Watts I used to like watching people walk by my window, until I moved to the fifth floor. The End.
Today's Bible class featured a story of the hymn writer Isaac Watts who wrote Joy To The World. He often complained about church being dull and music without emotion. His father urged him, if he didn't like something, than go ahead and change it. Isaac did just that by contributing over 600 hymns. I like what TD Jakes says about ministry: the very thing that bothers you most about your church, is quite possibly what God is calling you to do in ministry. Hmmm.best either be putting on some rose tinted glasses or rolling up your sleeves to get busy =)
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, And the burden of my heart rolled away, It was there by faith I received my sight, And now I am happy all the day!Watts
I remember Spurgeon in his autobiography where he said how his grandma would give him a penny for each Isaac Watts hymn he could memorize.
"The best obedience of my hands, dares not appear before the throne; but faith can answer thy demands, by pleading what my Lord has done." Isaac Watts
Patience Is there ambition in my heart? Search, gracious God, and see; Or do I act a haughty part? Lord, I appeal to Thee. I charge my thoughts, be humble still, All my carriage mild, Content, my Father, with Thy will, And quiet as a child. The patient soul, the lowly mind Shall have a large reward: Let saints in sorrow lie resign'd, And trust a faithful Lord. Isaac Watts
educating myself on the impact that Isaac Watts had on English hymnody as I write and prepare for my speech tomorrow . This is seriously some interesting stuff!!
Reason is the glory of human nature. - Isaac Watts
We're Marching To Zion by Isaac Watts with words from The Redemption Hymnal.
some asked LGQ to do a service for it once. Bit odd. Isaac Watts to the rescue; also some of the Oak Apple Day stuff.
In vain our haughty reason swells, for nothing's found in thee but boundless inconceivables and vast eternity! -Isaac Watts
Hey Vernae Brandon and Isaac did good on our presentation today.
The great God will vindicate the honours of his Son Jesus, in the infinite destruction of a rebellious and unbelieving world." - Isaac Watts
Remnant Journal Date 2012/10/27 Title The church that changes the world Haggai 2: 1~9 “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,” says the Lord of hosts. “And in this place I will give peace,” says the Lord of hosts. (9) Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal Come, We that Love the Lord (in previous version) The church that God has built is the place where evangelism and missions begins. The church doesn’t just symbolize a building to simply have worship in. A church saves the region that is covered in darkness, and it is the outpost where the Gospel is shared to save those who are spiritually dying. God blessed the church to be a place where the later glory would be greater than the former glory. What does the church mean to me? What is God’s plan for the church? 1. The church is the fastest way to change the culture Many think that the church is a very old-fashioned place. However, the church is the very core that can change the age and the culture. The fir ...
"We long to see Thy churches full, That all the chosen race May with one voice, and heart and soul, Sing Thy redeeming grace." Isaac Watts, Hymns and Sacred Songs
Awesome!! Light has 100% authority & power over darkness, because whenever light shows up, darkness always runs away & hides - seriously! Watch every shadow when you light a candle. The shadow without fail always moves away from the light and hides directly behind the object that's between it and the light!
isaac watts wrote a hymn based upon psalm 98...although we sing it at christmas the song is about the millennial reign...JOY TO THE WORLD !
Update on Jeannette We are at the lowest point for Jeannette's white blood count for this cycle and so far so good. The next day or 2 are when she is the most vulnerable to infection so we would appreciate your intercession. I have been researching Isaac Watts who many may not know was John Owen the famous Puritan's successor at his church in England. Isaac Watts combines deep Puritan theology with an accessible style that I can understand - he wrote for children as well as adults. As I run across things from Him that I think might be of interest I will send them along.
Tonight on the agenda: British Hymnody. A little Isaac Watts anyone?
Are you going to die? Are you a believer? Isaac Watts has a poem you should memorize.
"Why should the wonders He hath wrought | Be lost in silence and forgot?" ~ Isaac Watts, 1719
A Commissioner and Captain in The Salvation Army, both named William Francis, hopping the fence at Bunhill Cemetery in London to see Isaac Watts' grave. A gr...
I need to stop reading and start writing, but the cultural expression at this time in my life befuddles me. I cannot understand why a great many people have little, if any, desire to pursue truth. I was reading "The Improvement of the Mind" this morning by Isaac Watts. He points out that "the influence which other persons have upon our opinions is usually called authority." Then he listed examples of authority such as parents, teachers, customs, govt. officials, preachers, philosophers, etc. They are in authority and may influence someone with truth or with false propositions. Watts quotes from Cicero's book In Disputes and Controversies: "It is not so much the author, or patrons of any opinion, as the weight and force of argument, which should influence the mind." If the foundation of the argument is not true, the expression of the argument will be false. God has granted the human race with rational powers. They ought to be exercised in every aspect of life. Back to work.
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