This is a collection of Watts' hymns and adaptations of the Psalms of David, originally published in 1707 and 1719, respectively. There are more than 300 adaptations of the 150 Biblical Psalms, differing primarily in translation and in versing display. There are more than 350 hymns divided into three parts - (1) hymns collected or adapted from Scripture, (2) hymns composed on divine subjects, and (3) hymns prepared for the Lord's Supper. Watts' skillful and informed poetry, full of devotion, gave a new depth and power to hymn-singing in English. The compositions proved immensely popular, and many are still sung regularly in churches today. Among the more familiar are hymns such as: "When I survey the wondrous cross"; "Alas! and did my Savior bleed?"; "Come, we that love the Lord"; "From all that dwell below the skies"; and many more. His finest hymns have been reckoned among the greatest in the English language.
NOTE: This electronic version also contains a Topical Index. (Look in the Topics section of PC Study Bible for this index.)