Singing Psalms with Isaac Watts
By N. A. Woychuk
Paperback, 270 pages
"Praise the LORD with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings" (Psa. 33:2). Enjoying singing the psalms! This book contains Isaac Watt's poetic rendering of the Psalms with a brief biography of his life.
This book combines Isaac Watts' poetic rendition of the Psalms with a brief Watts biography. A reprint of a rich classic by the celebrated hymn writer, Isaac Watts. Utilizing meter and rhyme, the highly esteemed scholar interpreted the psalms poetically in the light of the New Testament. These poems are profitable for devotional reading or singing as families or as church groups. Samples of melodies for the five meters used are included. Tunes for the psalms to be sung are familiar Watts' hymns (see list below) Also includes a brief biography of Isaac Watts, the Father of English Hymnology. Endowed with poetic abilities in childhood, this devout man of God wrote some of the greatest hymns in the English language, including, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," "Jesus Shall Reign Wher'er the Sun," and "Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed."