Phss Session 09e: Isaac Watts

6 Questions | Total Attempts: 57

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  • 1. 
    What was so unusual about Watts' contribution to congregational singing that he might be known as the "Father of English Hymnody?" (choose one)
    • A. 

      Anglicans were conservative Calvinists who sang only from the psalter, so Watts not only contributed strong texts, but helped to propel a new genre.

    • B. 

      Dissenters were conservative Calvinists who sang only from the psalter, so Watts not only contributed strong texts, but helped to propel a new genre.

    • C. 

      No one in England had thought to create hymns before, except for Benjamin Keach, and no one sang what Keach wrote.

    • D. 

      The anthropocentric focus of Watts' hymns heralded a new age of feel-good hymns that would dominate the church music scene for generations to come.

  • 2. 
    What is the first major collection of congregational materials that Watts wrote?
    • A. 

      A collection of children's songs

    • B. 

      The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration

    • C. 

      A treatise on diverse subjects pertaining to the acclimation of psalms and hymns and spiritual songs

    • D. 

      The Psalms of David Imitated

  • 3. 
    Of hymns that Watts wrote, identify six that are still in common use in evangelical churches today. (choose six)
    • A. 

      How Great is Our God

    • B. 

      Alas and did my Saviour bleed

    • C. 

      Age to age He stands

    • D. 

      Jesus shall reign

    • E. 

      When I survey the wondrous cross

    • F. 

      Name above all names

    • G. 

      I sing the mighty power of God

    • H. 

      O God our help in ages past

    • I. 

      The Godhead three in one

    • J. 

      Joy to the world the Lord is come

    • K. 

      Beginning and the end

  • 4. 
    What is the textual source for the text of "Jesus shall reign where'er the sun?" (choose one)
    • A. 

      Psalm 72

    • B. 

      Psalm 98

    • C. 

      The Apocrypha

    • D. 

      The New Testament

  • 5. 
    What is the second major collection of hymns that Watts wrote? (choose one)
    • A. 

      The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration

    • B. 

      The Bible

    • C. 

      The Psalms of David Imitated

    • D. 

      Divine Songs Attempted in Easy Language for Children

  • 6. 
    What problems did the Anglican church have with hymn singing, causing it to be forbidden until 1820? (choose as many as apply)
    • A. 

      Once you allow people the freedom of private interpretation, they could fall into heresy.

    • B. 

      Hymn singers tended to be uneducated and unrefined, and therefore seemed less godly.

    • C. 

      Hymn singers tended to be given to excess and enthusiasm, and therefore seemed to lack self-restraint.

    • D. 

      Many hymns were addressed directly to Jesus, rather than the Father.

    • E. 

      Many hymns depicted Jesus as being far more personal and compassionate than God the Father was seen as being.

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