Isaac Watts is best remembered as a prolific hymn writer. However he was also a theologian and logician. He wrote many books and essays, including his book Logic, in which he divided logic into four parts: perception, judgement, reasoning, and method. That book became the standard text on logic at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale. It was used at Oxford for more than 100 years. In 1741, Watts wrote a supplement to his famous book, titled, The Improvement of the Mind, which was widely used in schools to teach morals.
Many of the hymns Watts wrote are still sung often today. His best known ones include the popular Christmas song, Joy to the World (based on Psalm 98), Our God, Our Help in Ages Past (based on Psalm 90), and When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,
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