Watts, Isaac

(17 July 1674, Southampton, England – 25 November 1748, Stoke Newington)
   Influential writer of hymns and psalm paraphrases. His collection The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language {}of the New Testament (1719) consummated the movement away from literal psalm versifications toward metrical psalms more appropriate for congregational singing. Altering the text also allowed Watts to reinterpret the psalms in evangelical terms. Watts also published Horae Lyricae (1705) and Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1707). (at)

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  • Watts,Isaac — Watts, Isaac. 1674 1748. English poet, theologian, and hymn writer whose sacred poems include The Psalms of David Imitated (1719). * * * …   Universalium

  • Watts, Isaac — ( 1674 1748 )    father of modern Protestant hymnody    Isaac Watts was born in Southampton, England. His father was a Puritan deacon who had at times been imprisoned for nonconformist beliefs. Isaac received an education that included Greek,… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Watts, Isaac — (1674–1748)    Hymn Writer.    Watts was born in Southampton, of a non conforming family. He was educated at the Dissenting Academy at Stoke Newington and he became the pastor of an independent congregation in London. Because of bad health he… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Watts, Isaac — born July 17, 1674, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng. died Nov. 25, 1748, Stoke Newington, London English Nonconformist minister, regarded as the father of English hymnody. Watts studied at the Dissenting Academy at Stoke Newington, London, and he… …   Universalium

  • Watts, Isaac — (1674 1748)    Born in Southampton, Hampshire, the son of a tradesman, he was educated at a Nonconformist academy at Stoke Newington, London, and in 1702 he became minister of the Mark Lane Chapel, London. His health was undermined by long hours… …   British and Irish poets

  • Watts, Isaac — (17 jul. 1674, Southampton, Hampshire, Inglaterra–25 nov. 1748, Stoke Newington, Londres). Pastor inglés disidente, considerado el padre de la himnodia inglesa. Estudió en la Academia disidente de Stoke Newington, Londres, y posteriormente fue… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • WATTS, ISAAC —    Nonconformist divine, born at Southampton, son of a schoolmaster; chose the ministry as his profession, was for a time pastor of a church in Mark Lane, but after a succession of attacks of illness he resigned and went on a visit to his friend… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • WATTS, Isaac — (1674 1748)    famous English HYMN writer whose works included When I Survey the Wondrous Cross …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Watts, Isaac — (1674 1748)    Poet and theologian, b. at Southampton, where his f. kept a school, and ed. at a Nonconformist academy at Stoke Newington, became minister of an Independent congregation in Mark Lane; but his health proving insufficient for his… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Isaac Watts — (* 17. Juli 1674 in Southampton, England; † 25. November 1748 in London, England) war ein britischer Liederdichter. Watts ist für die vielen von ihm selbstverfassten Hymnen (750) bekannt. In …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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