Isaac Watts (1674 –1748) was an English Congregational preacher, theologian and hymn writer.
Isaac Watts Hymn Studies
We’re Marching To Zion
Hebrews 11:1-16: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report...By faith Abel...Enoch...Noah...Abraham...Sara...all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a…
Behold The Potter And The Clay
Romans 9:19-24: "Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom he hath called, not of the…
Great God, How Infinite Art Thou
Some of the points covered in this sermon: • The theme of this hymn is the transcendence of God • Explaining what the transcendence of God means, by using the framework of sovereign grace as a backdrop • Each stanza of the hymn highlights a different aspect of God’s transcendence • Stanzas 1 and 6—God is incomparably glorious • Stanza 2—God is self-existent • Stanzas 3 and 4—God providentially governs the world according to His eternal decree • Stanza 5—God is immutable
I Sing The Mighty Power Of God
Theme: The Common Grace Of God Unto Creation See Jared Smith's video teaching on the hymn, a devotional exposition according to the Framework of Sovereign Grace. Text: Psalm 148:1-14 Psalm 148:1-14: “Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass. Praise the LORD from the earth,…
Keep Silence All Created Things
Some of the points covered in this sermon: • Highlighting the subject and theme of the hymn—God providentially governs all things and events, according to His decree from eternity • Examining the decree of God as it aligns with the framework of sovereign grace • Exploring the four stanzas of the hymn, showing how each stanza calls attention to a particular aspect of God’s decree and the believer’s response to it • Stanza 1: God’s decree is majestic—we sing to the Lord, rather than fuss against Him • Stanza 2: God’s decree is comprehensive—we trust in the Lord, rather than despair in our distresses • Stanza 3: God’s decree is mysterious—we resign ourselves to the Lord, rather than contend against Him • Stanza 4: God’s…
I Love The Windows Of Thy Grace
1 John 3:2,3: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."