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Isaac Watts

Edited by J. R. Watson

in An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780198269731
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600791 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269730.003.0005
Isaac Watts

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Contains 14 hymns by the first great writer of hymns in English, showing his craft as a poet, his learning, and his interest in both science and theology. His work also shows his love of plain language, and his adherence to the Dissenting tradition. His use of biblical texts is found throughout, but reaches its finest point in the version of the psalms.

Keywords: dissent; psalms; sacred poetry; Watts

Chapter.  9111 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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