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Reform Magazine | July 13, 2024

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Songs of faith: Isaac Watts - Reform Magazine

Songs of faith: Isaac Watts

In a new column on hymn writers, Ana Gobledale reveals Isaac Watts’ inspiration

When young Isaac Watts was scolded for speaking in rhyme, he smartly replied,
‘Oh, Father, do some pity take,
and I will no more verses make.’

Watts was a precocious child, and his love of language went beyond creating whimsical rhymes to learning Latin, Greek, French and Hebrew by age 13….

Ana Gobledale is a retired United Reformed Church minister and host of resources website worshipwords.co.uk

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This is an extract from an article published in the July/August 2024 edition of Reform

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