9781781912652

Released in the UK September 2013
Released in the US November 2013


9781781912652

Large trade paperback | 208 Pages
9781781912652 • £9.99 $14.99

BISAC – BIO018000

Isaac Watts

His Life and Thought

Graham Beynon


Isaac Watts(1674-1748) is one of the best-known hymn-Writers in history. He wrote over 700 hymns including the well-known "When I survey the Wondrous Cross", "O God, our help in ages past" and "Jesus shall reign where'er the sun" - hymns which are still sung to this day. Brought up in a non-conformist church and family, Isaac Watts knew what it was to be a pastor whilst also battling prolonged periods of illness. Leading a life, that like us all, was not without difficulty or controversy, he was able to write hymns of almost unparalleled depth and beauty, though they were often unappreciated by his own congregation. This fascinating study considers his life, writings and continuing influence on Christians today, in a way that will illuminate and inspire.


Graham Beynon
Graham Beynon is minister of Grace Church, Cambridge. He is also the course director for ?TEAM? (Training for East Anglia Ministry). His PhD research was on the theology of Isaac Watts. He is married to Charis and they have three children


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