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By Graham Beynon

Isaac Watts(1674-1748) is likely one of the best-known Hymn-Writers within the historical past. He wrote over seven hundred hymns together with the well known "When I survey the Wondrous Cross", "O God, our assist in a long time earlier" and "Jesus shall reign where'er the solar" - hymns that are nonetheless sung to today. cited in a non-conformist church and kin, Isaac Watts knew what it was once to be a pastor when additionally fighting lengthy classes of ailment. major a lifestyles, that like us all, was once now not easily or controversy, he was once capable of write Hymns of just about unprecedented intensity and wonder, even though they have been usually remained unappreciated through his personal congregation. This interesting examine considers his lifestyles, writings and carrying on with effect on Christians at the present time, in a fashion that would light up and inspire.

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