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Исаак Уоттс

Дата рождения: 17. Июль 1674
Дата смерти: 25. Ноябрь 1748

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Исаак Уоттс — английский христианин-конгрегационалист, священник, теолог, логик, педагог и поэт, сочинивший сотни гимнов, многие из которых используются и сегодня. В историю Уоттс вошёл как «отец английского гимна».

Цитаты Исаак Уоттс

„How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!“

— Isaac Watts
Context: How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower! Song 20: "Against Idleness and Mischief". Parodied by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

„Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King.
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
And heav'n and nature sing,“

— Isaac Watts
Context: Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King. Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room, And heav'n and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing. Stanza 1.

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„He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love“

— Isaac Watts
Context: He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love. Stanza 4.

„The wise will make their anger cool
At least before 'tis night“

— Isaac Watts
Context: The wise will make their anger cool At least before 'tis night Song 17: "Love between Brothers and Sisters".

„A flower, when offered in the bud,
Is no vain sacrifice.“

— Isaac Watts
Song 12: "The Advantages of early Religion".

„I write not for your farthing, but to try / How I your farthing writers, may outvie.“

— Isaac Watts
An early couplet,quoted in Christian Hymn Writers,(ed Elsie Houghton) Evangelical Press of Wales, Bridgend,Wales 1982 .

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„I would not change my native land
For rich Peru with all her gold.
A nobler prize lies in my hand
Than East or Western Indies hold.“

— Isaac Watts
Song 5, "Praise for Birth and Education in a Christian Land", stanza 3. Cf. Psalms 119:72 (KJV): "The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver."

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„Hark! from the tombs a doleful sound.“

— Isaac Watts
Hymn 63, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Book II.

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