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Isaac Watts (1674-1748) was an English Christian musician, theologian and logician. He was a prolific hymn writer, recognized as the "Father of English Hymnody". He wrote some 750 hymns, including ... Read full review
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Page 422 - Hail, wedded love, mysterious law, true source Of human offspring, sole propriety In Paradise, of all things common else. By thee adulterous lust was driven from men Among the bestial herds to range : by thee Founded in reason, loyal, just, and pure, Relations dear, and all the charities . Of father, son, and brother, first were known.
Page 92 - What shall we say then ? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound ? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein...
Page 439 - And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us, in the likeness of men.
Page 51 - General observations drawn from particulars are the jewels of knowledge, comprehending great store in a little room ; but they are therefore to be made with the greater care and caution, lest, if we take counterfeit for true, our loss and shame be the greater when our stock comes to a severe scrutiny.
Page 438 - But when Christ, who is their life, shall appear, they also shall appear with him in glory.
Page 190 - The situation of the several parts of the earth are better learned by one day's conversing with a map or a sea-chart, than by merely reading the description of their situation a hundred times over in books of geography.
Page 33 - Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
Page 260 - Get a distinct and comprehensive knowledge of the subject which you treat of ; survey it on all sides, and make yourself perfect master of it ; then you will have all the sentiments that relate to it in your view, and under your command, and your tongue will very easily clothe those ideas with words which your mind has first made so familiar and easy to itself. Scribendi recte sapere est et principium etfons, Verbaque provisam rem non invita sequentur.