The writer of the hymn Crew is memorizing this month (When I Survey The Wondrous Cross) and likely the one we’ll memorize next month (Joy to the World) was written by Isaac Watts. He is regarded as one of, if not the, greatest hymn writer of all time. In order to deepen even further our appreciation of what we sing I thought it would serve us well to get a brief look at the man behind the story.
Mars Hill Church created a short well done video of his life:
ome other resources for Isaac Watts Music are:
- A modern album of all Isaac Watts hymns: Sojourn Music
- The Preface to Hymns and Spiritual Songs, his hymn book published in 1707
- The Psalms. He wrote a hymn for all 150 Psalms in the Scripture. It is amazing how he maintains integrity to the Scriptures while using vivid and compelling poetic language of his own.