In an age of simplistic and repetitive choruses, many churches are rediscovering the blessing of theologically rich and biblically informed songs. In the latest addition to the A Long Line of Godly Men Profile series, Douglas Bond introduces us to Isaac Watts, "the father of English hymnody."?
In this profile of the great hymn writer, Douglas Bond urges Christians to delight in the grandeur, beauty and joy of Watts' poetry. We regain a sense of God's majesty as we celebrate the God-given poetic wonder of Isaac Watts.
"Who among us has not had heart and mind stirred by a Watts hymn? Here we learn the story behind the hymns. We learn of a Christ-centered life, a doxological life. And from that wellspring has come the hymns we love to sing. Watts' hymns are a gift for the church, and so is this biography by Douglas Bond."?
- Dr. Stephen J. Nichols, Professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School