Behold the blest redeemer comes

Behold the blest redeemer comes

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 18 hymnals

Author: Isaac Watts

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 >

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First Line: Behold the blest redeemer comes
Author: Isaac Watts



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d102

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d71

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d48

The Church Hymn Book #d41

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