Isaac Watts

(17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748 / Southampton / England)

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  • Flora Forbes (6/27/2016 7:01:00 PM)

    Sir Isaac Watts was gifted by God. Sir Isaac Watts wrote 600 hymns and 52 books including a book on logic used in the Universities. He also wrote books on ethics, psychology, astronomy and geography. He wrote a book on the Psalms in poetic form. Benjamin Franklin had Sir Isaac Watts book on the Psalms published in the United States. When Sir Isaac Watts died a monument was placed in Westminster Abbey to honour him. I am eternally grateful fo my rich heritage of Christian hymns dedicated to the glory of God by Sir Isaac Watts. Flora Forbes

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  • Jean Leblanc (12/29/2009 12:25:00 PM)

    I like Isaac Watts´poems because they have rhyme, which makes them fun to read, and yet they convey messages that make you think about the path you are taking in life. Is it to everlasting life, or eternal destruction?

  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (6/1/2006 2:59:00 PM)

    It's really astonishing that Watts has written so may good poems,

  • Naomi Burdett (5/5/2005 10:48:00 AM)

    i just wanted to say WOW so many poems. how do you do it. serch for mine

    Naomi Burdett

Hymn 154

Self-righteousness insufficient.

"Where are the mourners," saith the Lord,
"That wait and tremble at my word,
That walk in darkness all the day?
Come, make my name your trust and stay.

["No works nor duties of your own
Can for the smallest sin atone

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