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Foreword

Followers Worthy to Be Followed . . . . . .xi

Preface

Doxology for All Time . . . . . . . . . . . . x

Chapter One

Watts’ Life and Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter Two

Watts as Educator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Chapter Three Watts’ Sermon Hymns . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Chapter Four Watts as Lyric Poet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Chapter Five

Watts as Hymn Writer. . . . . . . . . . . 57

Chapter Six

Watts as Poet Theologian. . . . . . . . . . 71

Chapter Seven Watts as Children’s Poet . . . . . . . . . . 85 Chapter Eight Watts as Psalm Interpreter. . . . . . . . . 99 Conclusion

Watts for Our Time. . . . . . . . . . . . .121

Appendix A:

An Isaac Watts Timeline. . . . . . . . . .139

Appendix B:

Favorite Isaac Watts Hymns . . . . . . . . 143

Appendix C:

Books by Isaac Watts. . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

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