Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >
Display Title: Arise, O King of Grace, AriseFirst Line: Arise, O King of grace, ariseTune Title: BELGRAVEAuthor: Isaac Watts; John Henry LivingstonMeter: CMScripture: Psalm 132Date: 1985Subject: Biblical Characters | David
Display Title: Arise, O Lord Our God, AriseFirst Line: Arise, O Lord our God, ariseTune Title: HERR JESU CHRISTMeter: L.M.Scripture: Psalm 132Date: 1990Subject: Church | Dedication of; Church | Triumph of; Covenant of Grace | ; The Church | The Lord's HouseSource: The Psalter, 1912; alt. 1990, mod.