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Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English Christian hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymn writer, his work was part of evangelization. He was recognized as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in use today and have been translated into numerous languages.
Sacred music scholar Stephen Marini (2003) describes the ways in which Watts contributed to English hymnody. Notably, Watts led by including new poetry for "original songs of Christian experience" to be used in worship. The older tradition was based on the poetry of the Bible, notably the Psalms. This had developed from the teachings of the 16th-century Reformation leader John Calvin, who initiated the practice of creating verse translations of the Psalms in the vernacular for congregational singing. Watts' introduction of extra-Biblical poetry opened up a new era of Protestant hymnody as other poets followed in his path. Watts also introduced a new way of rendering the Psalms in verse for church services. The Psalms were originally written in Biblical Hebrew within Judaism. Later, they were adopted into Christianity as part of the Old Testament. Watts proposed that the metrical translations of the Psalms as sung by Protestant Christians should give them a specifically Christian perspective. While he granted that David [to whom authorship of many of the Psalms is traditionally ascribed] was unquestionably a chosen instrument of God, Watts claimed that his religious understanding could not have fully apprehended the truths later revealed through Jesus Christ. The Psalms should therefore be "renovated" as if David had been a Christian, or as Watts put it in the title of his 1719 metrical Psalter, they should be "imitated in the language of the New Testament." Marini discerns two particular trends in Watts' verses, which he calls "emotional subjectivity" and "doctrinal objectivity". By the former he means that "Watts' voice broke down the distance between poet and singer and invested the text with personal spirituality." As an example of this, he cites "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". By "doctrinal objectivity," Marini means that Watts verse achieved an "axiomatic quality" that "presented Christian doctrinal content with the explicit confidence that befits affirmations of faith." As examples, Marini cites the hymns "Joy to the World" as well as "From All That Dwell Below the Skies": From all that dwell below the skies Let the Creator's praise arise; Let the Redeemer's name be sung Through every land, by every tongue. Besides writing hymns, Isaac Watts was also a theologian and logician, writing books and essays on these subjects (Ref Wikipedia)


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A Soldier Of The Cross
Absent From Flesh O Blissful Thought
Adam Our Father And Our Head
Adore And Tremble For Our God
Alas And Did My Savior Bleed
Alas My Aching Heart
All Glory To Thy Wondrous Name
All Mortal Vanities Begone
All Ye That Love The Lord Rejoice
Almighty Ruler Of The Skies
Am I A Soldier Of The Cross
Amidst Thy Wrath Remember Love
Among Thassemblies Of The Great
Among The Princes Earthly Gods
And Are We Wretches Yet Alive
And Is This Life Prolonged To Me
And Must This Body Die
And Now The Scales Have Left Mine Eyes
And Will The God Of Grace
Are All The Foes Of Sion Fools
Are Sinners Now So Senseless Grown
Arise My Gracious God
Arise My Soul My Joyful Powers
As When The Hebrew Prophet Raised
At Thy Command Our Dearest Lord
Attend While Gods Exalted Son
Awake My Heart; Arise My Tongue
Awake My Zeal; Awake My Love
Awake Our Souls Away Our Fears
Awake Our Souls; Away Our Fears
Awake Ye Saints; To Praise Your King
Away From Every Mortal Care
Backward With Humble Shame We Look
Before Jehovahs Awful Throne
Begin My Tongue Some Heavenly Theme
Begin My Tongue Some Heavnly Theme
Behold How Sinners Disagree
Behold The Amazing Gift Of Love
Behold The Blind Their Sight Receive
Behold The Glories Of The Lamb
Behold The Grace Appears
Behold The Lofty Sky
Behold The Love The Generous Love
Behold The Morning Sun
Behold The Potter And The Clay
Behold The Rose Of Sharon Here
Behold The Sure Foundation Stone
Behold The Womans Promised Seed
Behold The Wretch Whose Lust And Wine
Behold Thy Waiting Servant Lord
Behold What Wondrous Grace
Bless O My Soul The Living God
Blessed Are The Souls That Hear And Know
Blessed Redeemer How Divine
Blest Are The Humble Souls That See
Blest Are The Pure Whose Hearts Are Clean
Blest Are The Sons Of Peace
Blest Are The Undefiled In Heart
Blest Be The Everlasting God
Blest Be The Father And His Love
Blest Be The Wisdom And The Power
Blest Is The Man Forever Blest
Blest Is The Man Who Shuns The Place
Blest Is The Man Whose Bowels Move
Blest Is The Nation Where The Lord
Blest Morning Whose Young Dawning Rays
Blest With The Joys Of Innocence
Blood Has A Voice To Pierce The Skies
Bright King Of Glory
Broad Is The Road
Buried In Shadows Of The Night
But Few Among The Carnal Wise
Can Creatures To Perfection Find
Children In Years And Knowledge Young
Christ And His Cross Is All Our Theme
Come All Harmonious Tongues
Come Children Learn To Fear To The Lord
Come Dearest Lord
Come Gracious Lord Descend And Dwell
Come Happy Souls Approach Your God
Come Hither All Ye Weary Souls
Come Holy Spirit Heavenly Dove
Come Let Our Voices Join To Raise
Come Let Us Join A Joyful Tune
Come Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs
Come Let Us Lift Our Joyful Eyes
Come Let Us Lift Our Voices High
Come Sound His Praise Abroad
Consider All My Sorrows Lord
Daughters Of Sion Come Behold
David Rejoiced In God His Strength
Dear Lord Behold Our Sore Distress
Dearest Of All The Names Above
Death Cannot Make Our Souls Afraid
Death May Dissolve My Body Now
Death Tis A Melancholy Day
Deceived By Subtle Snares Of Hell
Deep In Our Hearts Let Us Record
Deep In The Dust Before Thy Throne
Descend From Heavn Immortal Dove
Do Flesh And Nature Dread To Die
Do I Believe What Jesus Saith
Do We Not Know That Solemn Word
Down Headlong From Their Native Skies
Dread Sovereign Let My Evening Song
Early My God Without Delay
Ere The Blue Heavns Were Stretched Abroad
Eternal Power Whose High Abode
Eternal Sovereign Of The Sky
Eternal Spirit We Confess
Exalt The Lord Our God
Fairest Of All The Lights Above
Faith Is The Brightest Evidence
Far As Thy Name Is Known
Far From My Thoughts
Father How Wide Thy Glories Shine
Father I Bless Thy Gentle Hand
Father I Long I Faint To See
Father I Sing Thy Wondrous Grace
Father Of Glory To Thy Name
Firm Was My Health
Fools In Their Heart Believe And Say
For Ever Shall My Song Record
From Age To Age Exalt His Name
From All That Dwell Below The Skies
From Deep Distress And Troubled Thoughts
From Heavn The Sinning Angels Fell
From Thee My God My Joys Shall Rise
Give Me The Wings Of Faith
Give Thanks To God He Reigns Above
Give Thanks To God Invoke His Name
Give To Our God Immortal Praise
Give To The Lord Ye Sons Of Fame
Go Preach My Gospel
God In His Earthly Temple Lays
God Is The Name My Soul Adores
God Is The Refuge Of His Saints
God My Supporter And My Hope
God Of Eternal Love
God Of My Childhood And My Youth
God Of My Life Look Gently Down
God Of My Mercy And My Praise
God Of The Morning At Whose Voice
God Of The Seas
God Who In Various Methods Told
Good Is The Lord The Heavnly King
Great God Attend While Zion Sings
Great God How Infinite Art Thou
Great God How Oft Did Israel Prove
Great God I Own Thy Sentence Just
Great God Indulge My Humble Claim
Great God The Heavns Well Ordered Frame
Great God Whose Universal Sway
Great Is The Lord His Works Of Might
Great Is The Lord Our God
Great Shepherd Of Thine Israel
Happy Is He That Fears The Lord
Happy The Man To Whom His God
Happy The Man Whose Cautious Feet
Hark From The Tombs A Doleful Sound
Have You Not Known Have You Not Heard
He Reigns
He That Hath Made His Refuge God
Hear Me O God Nor Hide Thy Face
Hear What The Lord In Vision Said
Hear What The Voice From Heavn Proclaims
Help Lord For Men Of Virtue Fail
High In The Heavens Eternal God
High On A Hill Of Dazzling Light
Hosannah To The Prince Of Light
How Awful Is Thy Chastening Rod
How Beauteous Are Their Feet
How Bright These Glorious Spirits Shine
How Condescending And How Kind
How Did My Heart Rejoice To Hear
How Fast Their Guilt And Sorrows Rise
How Glorious Sions Courts Appear
How Heavy Is The Night
How Honorable Is The Place
How Long O Lord Shall I Complain
How Long Wilt Thou Conceal Thy Face
How Pleasant How Divinely Fair
How Pleased And Blest Was I
How Precious Lord Thy Sacred Word
How Sad Our State By Nature Is
How Shall The Young Secure Their Hearts
How Sweet And Aweful Is The Place
How Sweet And Awesome Is This Place
Hush My Dear
I Hate The Tempter And His Charms
I Lift My Banner Saith The Lord
I Lift My Soul To God
I Love The Lord; He Heard My Cries
I Love The Volumes Of Thy Word
I Send The Joys Of Earth Away
I Set The Lord Before My Face
I Sing The Mighty Power Of God
I Waited Patient For The Lord
I Will Extol Thee Lord On High
Ill Bless The Lord From Day To Day
Ill Praise My Maker
Ill Speak The Honors Of My King
Im Not Ashamed To Own My Lord
In All My Vast Concerns With Thee
In Anger Lord Rebuke Me Not
In Judah God Of Old Was Known
Into Thine Hand O God Of Truth
Is The Kind Return
Is There Ambition In My Heart
Is This The Kind Return
It Is The Lord Our Saviors Hand
Jehovah Reigns—he Dwells In Light
Jehovah Reigns He Dwells In Light
Jesus Dear Name How Sweet It Sounds
Jesus In Thee Our Eyes Behold
Jesus Invites His Saints
Jesus Our Lord Ascend Thy Throne
Jesus Shall Reign
Jesus Thou Everlasting King
Join All The Glorious Names
Joy To The World
Judge Me O Lord And Prove My Ways
Judges Who Rule The World By Laws
Just Are Thy Ways
Keep Silence All Created Things
Laden With Guilt And Full Of Fears
Let All The Earth Their Voices Raise
Let All The Heathen Writers Join
Let Children Hear The Mighty Deeds
Let Everlasting Glories Crown
Let Every Mortal Ear Attend
Let Every Tongue Thy Goodness Speak
Let God Arise In All His Might
Let Sinners Take Their Course
Let Sion And Her Sons Rejoice
Let Sion In Her King Rejoice
Let The Seventh Angel Sound On High
Life Is The Time To Serve The Lord
Like Sheep We Went Astray
Lo The Destroying Angel Flies
Lo What A Glorious Corner Stone
Lo What A Glorious Sight Appears
Long Have I Sat Beneath The Sound
Lord All I Am Is Known To Thee
Lord Hast Thou Cast The Nation Off
Lord How Secure And Blest Are They
Lord I Am Thine
Lord I Am Vile Conceived In Sin
Lord I Can Suffer Thy Rebukes
Lord I Esteem Thy Judgments Right
Lord I Have Made Thy Word My Choice
Lord I Will Bless Thee All My Days
Lord I Would Spread My Sore Distress
Lord If Thine Eye Surveys Our Faults
Lord If Thou Dost Not Soon Appear
Lord In The Morning Thou Shalt Hear
Lord Of The Worlds Above
Lord Thou Hast Called Thy Grace To Mind
Lord Thou Hast Heard Thy Servant Cry
Lord Thou Hast Searched And Seen Me Through
Lord Thou Hast Seen My Soul Sincere
Lord Thou Wilt Hear Me When I Pray
Lord Tis A Pleasant Thing To Stand
Lord We Are Blind
Lord We Confess Our Numerous Faults
Lord We Have Heard Thy Works Of Old
Lord What A Feeble Piece
Lord What A Thoughtless Wretch Was I
Lord What Was Man
Lord When Thou Didst Ascend On High
Maker And Sovereign Lord
Maker And Sovreign Lord
Marching To Zion
Mercy And Judgment Are My Song
Mine Eyes And My Desire
My Dear Redeemer And My Lord
My God Accept My Early Vows
My God Consider My Distress
My God How Endless Is Thy Love
My God How Many Are My Fears
My God In Whom Are All The Springs
My God My Everlasting Hope
My God My King Thy Various Praise
My God My Portion And My Love
My God Permit Me Not To Be
My God Permit My Tongue
My God The Spring Of All My Joys
My God The Steps Of Pious Men
My Heart Rejoices In Thy Name
My Never Ceasing Songs Shall Show
My Refuge Is The God Of Love
My Savior And My King
My Savior My Almighty Friend
My Shepherd Is The Living Lord
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
My Soul How Lovely Is The Place
My Soul Lies Cleaving To The Dust
My Soul Repeat His Praise
My Soul Thy Great Creator Praise
My Spirit Looks To God Alone
My Spirit Sinks Within Me Lord
My Trust Is In My Heavenly Friend
Nature With Open Volume Stands
No I Shall Envy Them No More
No More Dear Savior Will I Boast
No More My God
No Sleep Nor Slumber To His Eyes
Not All The Blood Of Beasts
Not All The Outward Forms On Earth
Not To Condemn The Sons Of Men
Not To Our Names
Not To Ourselves
Not To The Terrors Of The Lord
Now Be My Heart Inspired To Sing
Now From The Roaring Lions Rage
Now Im Convinced The Lord Is Kind
Now Let Our Lips With Holy Fear
Now Let Our Mournful Songs Record
Now May The God Of Power And Grace
Now Plead My Cause Almighty God
Now Satan Comes With Dreadful Roar
Now Shall My Solemn Vows Be Paid
Now To The Lord A Noble Song
Now To The Lord Who Makes Us Know
O All Ye Nations Praise The Lord
O Blessèd Souls Are They
O Bless The Lord My Soul (watts)
O Bless�d Souls Are They
O For A Shout Of Sacred Joy
O God My Refuge Hear My Cries
O God Of Grace And Righteousness
O God Of Mercy Hear My Call
O God To Whom Revenge Belongs
O Happy Nation
O Happy Soul That Lives On High
O How I Love Thy Holy Law
O Lord How Many Are My Foes
O Lord Our Heavnly King
O Lord Our Lord How Wondrous Great
O That I Knew The Secret Place
O That The Lord Would Guide My Ways
O That Thy Statutes Every Hour
O Thou That Hearst When Sinners Cry
O Thou Whose Justice Reigns On High
O What A Stiff Rebellious House
Once More My Soul The Rising Day
Our God Our Help In Ages Past
Out Of The Deeps Of Long Distress
Plunged In A Gulf Of Dark Despair
Praise Waits In Sion Lord For Thee
Praise Ye The Lord Exalt His Name
Praise Ye The Lord My Heart Shall Join
Praise Ye The Lord Tis Good To Raise
Preserve Me Lord
Rejoice Ye Righteous In The Lord
Remember Lord Our Mortal State
Return O God Of Love
Salvation Is Forever Nigh
Save Me O God The Swelling Floods
Save Me O Lord From Every Foe
See What A Living Stone
See Where The Great Incarnate God
Shall Atheists Dare Insult The Cross
Shall Wisdom Cry Aloud
Shepherds Rejoice Lift Up Your Eyes
Shine On Our Land
Show Pity Lord O Lord Forgive
Sin Has A Thousand Treacherous Arts
Sin Like A Venomous Disease
Sing All Ye Nations To The Lord
Sing To The Lord Aloud
Sing To The Lord Jehovahs Name
Sing To The Lord With Joyful Voice
Sing To The Lord Ye Distant Lands
Sing To The Lord Ye Heavnly Hosts
So Did The Hebrew Prophet Raise
So Let Our Lips And Lives Express
Songs Of Immortal Praise
Soon As I Heard My Father Say
Stand Up My Soul
Sure Theres A Righteous God
Sweet Is The Memory Of Thy Grace
Sweet Is The Work My God My King
Teach Me The Measure Of My Days
Terrible God That Reignst On High
Thalmighty Reigns Exalted High
That Awful Day Will Surely Come
That Man Is Blest Who Stands In Awe
The Earth Forever Is The Lords
The Friend Of Sinners Dies
The God Jehovah Reigns
The God Of Glory Sends His Summons Forth
The God Of Our Salvation Hears
The Heavens Declare Thy Glory (watts)
The King Of Saints How Fair His Face
The Lands That Long In Darkness Lay
The Law Commands And Makes Us Know
The Lord Appears My Helper Now
The Lord How Wondrous Are His Ways
The Lord Is Come (watts)
The Lord Jehovah Reigns (1)
The Lord Jehovah Reigns (2)
The Lord Jehovah Reigns
The Lord My Shepherd Is
The Lord Of Glory Is My Light
The Lord The Judge Before His Throne
The Lord The Sovereign King
The Lord The Sovereign Sends His Summons Forth
The Man Is Ever Blessd
The Man Is Ever Blessed
The Praise Of Sion Waits For Thee
The True Messiah Now Appears
The Wondering World Inquires To Know
The Wonders Lord Thy Love Has Wrought
The Wondring World Inquires To Know
Thee Will I Love O Lord My Strength
There Is A House Not Made With Hands
There Is A Land Of Pure Delight
These Glorious Minds How Bright They Shine
Think Mighty God On Feeble Man
This Is The Day The Lord Hath Made
This Spacious Earth Is All The Lords
Thou Art My Portion O My God
Thou God Of Love Thou Ever Blessed
Thou Whom My Soul Admires Above
Thrice Happy Man Who Fears The Lord
Through Every Age Eternal God
Thus Far The Lord Hath Led Me On
Thus I Resolved Before The Lord
Thus Saith The Lord The Spacious Fields
Thus Saith The Lord Your Work Is Vain
Thus The Eternal Father Spake
Thus The Great Lord Of Earth And Sea
Thy Mercies Fill The Earth O Lord
Thy Name Almighty Lord
Thy Works Of Glory Mighty Lord
Tis By The Faith Of Joys To Come
Tis By Thy Strength The Mountains Stand
To God I Cried With Mournful Voice
To God The Great The Ever Blest
To God The Only Wise
To Our Almighty Maker God
To Thee Before The Dawning Light
To Thine Almighty Arm We Owe
Twas For Thy Sake Eternal God
Twas In The Watches Of The Night
Twas On That Dark That Doleful Night
Twas The Commission Of Our Lord
Unveil Thy Bosom Faithful Tomb
Vain Are The Hopes That Rebels Place
Vain Man On Foolish Pleasures Bent
We Are A Garden Walled Around
We Bless The Lord The Just The Good
We Give Immortal Praise
We Love Thee Lord And We Adore
Welcome Sweet Day Of Rest
What Equal Honors Shall We Bring
What Happy Men Or Angels These
What Shall I Render To My God (watts)
What Shall The Dying Sinner Do
When Christ To Judgment Shall Descend
When God Is Nigh
When God Provoked With Daring Crimes
When I Can Read My Title Clear
When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
When Israel Freed From Pharaohs Hand
When Israel Sins The Lord Reproves
When Man Grows Bold In Sin
When Overwhelmed With Grief
When Pain And Anguish Seize Me Lord
When Pharaoh Dared To Vex The Saints
When Shall Thy Lovely Face Be Seen
When The Great Judge
When The Last Trumpets Awful Voice
Where Shall The Man Be Found
While I Keep Silence And Conceal
While Men Grow Bold In Wicked Ways
Who Is This Fair One In Distress
Who Shall Ascend Thy Heavnly Place
Who Shall Inhabit In Thy Hill
Who Shall The Lords Elect Condemn
Who Will Arise And Plead My Right
Why Did The Jews Proclaim Their Rage
Why Did The Nations Join To Slay
Why Do The Proud Insult The Poor
Why Do The Wealthy Wicked Boast
Why Do We Mourn Departing Friends
Why Does Your Face Ye Humble Souls
Why Doth The Lord Stand Off So Far
Why Doth The Man Of Riches Grow
Why Has My God My Soul Forsook
Why Should I Vex My Soul
Why Should The Children Of A King
Why Should We Start And Fear To Die
Will God For Ever Cast Us Off
With Earnest Longings Of The Mind
With Joy We Meditate The Grace
With My Whole Heart Ill Raise My Song
With My Whole Heart Ive Sought Thy Face
With Reverence Let The Saints Appear
With Songs And Honors Sounding Loud
Would You Behold The Works Of God
Ye Holy Souls In God Rejoice
Ye Islands Of The Northern Sea
Ye Nations Round The Earth Rejoice
Ye Servants Of Thalmighty King
Ye Sons Of Adam Vain And Young
Ye Sons Of Men A Feeble Race
Ye Sons Of Pride
Ye That Delight To Serve The Lord
Ye That Obey Thimmortal King
Yet Saith The Lord

There are also many other Christian pieces on this site which are included with other collections, e.g. the Children's Songs section contains quite a few.