Isaac Watts Poems
Isaac Watts 1674 – 1748. Isaac Watts is often called “The Father of English Hymnody.” It was his efforts and his original hymns which turned the tide in English churches from singing only from the Psalter. Isaac Watts was born in Southampton, England, the son of a nonconformist minister. Isaac Watts had a gift and an interest in rhyme from a very young child. Besides hymns he wrote poems for children and essays on logic and other themes. He was pastor of an Independent congregation until his health failed.