Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts (1674 –1748) was an English Congregational preacher, theologian and hymn writer.

Isaac Watts Hymn Studies

  • Isaac Watts Hymn Studies,  Jared Smith's Hymn Studies

    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

  • Isaac Watts Hymn Studies,  Jared Smith's Hymn Studies

    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,…

  • Isaac Watts Hymn Studies,  Jared Smith's Hymn Studies

    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…

  • • Fruit of the Spirit,  Isaac Watt's Hymns

    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."

  • • Death and Heaven,  Isaac Watt's Hymns

    O For An Overcoming Faith

    Hosea 13:14: "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes." 1 Corinthians 15:55-57: "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

  • • Fruit of the Spirit,  Isaac Watt's Hymns

    No More, My God, I Boast No More

    Matthew 11:25-30: "At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.…