In Three Books.
1. Collected from the Scriptures.
2. Composed on Divine Subjects.
3. Prepared for the Lord's Supper.
By I. Watts, D.D.
Revelation 5, 9. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy, &c. for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us, &c.
Soliti essent (i.e. Christiani) convenire, carmenque Christo quasi Deo dicere. Plin. In Epist.
There are significant differences in the numerous reprints of
Isaac Watts' "Hymns and Spiritual Songs." The first generation
of this Project Gutenberg file was from an 1818 printing by C.
Corrall of 38 Charing Cross, London.
The "Index" and the "Table of the Scriptures that are Turned into Verse" are retained, and can be found at the end of the text. The "Table to find any Hymn by the first Line," however, has been omitted for the following reasons: 1. It refers to page numbers that are here expunged; and 2. In this electronic version first lines can be easily located via searches.
There are 3 books of hymns, and numbers have been added to indicate in which of these the hymns are placed. For example, "2:38" refers to "Book 2, Hymn Number 38," and so on.
Throughout, modern numerals have been substituted for their Roman equivalents.