The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of Isaac Watts
For 150 years English Protestants had restricted themselves to singing only the Psalms in publish worship, while poets and hymn writers wrote for private devotion. Isaac Watts was the catalyst and liberator who not only ushered hymn signing back into congregational life, but also insisted that the Psalms be sung in the light of the New Testament gospel. This volume brings together his two most famous collections, Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, including Watts' own interpretive footnotes, his explanatory prefaces, and a small set of tunes from the era. All together, these features represent Watts' masterpieces in a way that hasn't been seen in print since his death.
6.375 in x 9.375 in
Hardcover with dust jacket
Index by key words, Scriptures, and first lines
Publisher: Doxology & Theology Press. Edited by Chris Fenner, introduction by Matt Boswell, and foreword by Esther Crookshank.