Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts is one of my heroes. And this hymn is one of my favorites:


3 comments:

  1. Henry Grew quotes Isaac Watts in his "The Intermediate State".
    Who knows if any of the Watchtower songs are from Isaac Watts.

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  2. An occasional reader10:16 AM

    The first Watchtower hymn book, Songs of the Bride (1879) contains at least two hymns from Isaac Watts, Song/Hymn 3: Alas and did my Savior Bleed, and Song/Hymn 12: Behold What Wondrous Grace. Watts' hymns were everywhere, and the very early Watchtower hymn books borrowed traditional hymns, perhaps adjusting words here and there. Later of course, they wrote their own.

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