Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart

Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart

Author: William Cowper
Published in 14 hymnals

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25,1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hastin… Go to person page >

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First Line: Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart
Author: William Cowper

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Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart. W. Cowper. [Self-acquaintance.] First published in J. Newton's Twenty-Six Letters on Religious Subjects, &c, by Omicron, 1774, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in K. Conyers's Collection of the same year. In 1779 it was also iucluded in the Olney Hymns, Bk. iii., No. 26. It is found in a few modern collections, including Dr. Dale's English Hymn Bookm 1874.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #983Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #A26Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d213
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H413Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #413Page Scan
Hymns of Salvation #d32
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #413Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d201
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d52
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d48
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #319Page Scan
The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #458Page Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #305Page Scan
The Village Hymn book #d54



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