1000 Songs/Alas and did my Savior bleed (Isaac Watts)

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Alas! and did my Saviour bleed (Watts)

1000 Songs

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Isaac Watts.

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Isaac Watts, arranged by Hugh Wilson, tune Martyrdom.

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Arranged by Hugh Wilson

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Martyrdom, CM.

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Isaac Watts, was born on the 17th of July in 1674 and died much later on the 25th of November in 1748. He lived to be 74. Isaac watts was a phenomenal English Hymnwriter, theologian, and logician. He is known as the father of English Hymnody, and has been given credit to over 750 hymns. It is also common to see most of his hymns still used today in modern church settings. Isaac Watts born and raised in Southampton, England. He was apart of the Nonconformist community of Christians. He later became a pastor and was in charge of helping trainee preachers become full time pastors. While Watts held the title or pastor he wrote many hymns, treatises, and educational works which are all part of the great legacy he left behind.

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