His master taken from his head, Elisha saw

His master taken from his head, Elisha saw

Author: William Cowper
Published in 13 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: His master taken from his head, Elisha saw
Author: William Cowper

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His Master taken from his head. W. Cowper. [Death of a Minister.] First published in the Olney Hymns, Bk. ii., No. 73, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was more frequently found in the older collections than in modern hymn-books, but it is still in use in America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d203
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #671Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d120
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH148Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #747Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #305Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d90
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d81
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #148Page Scan
Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #66Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #768Page Scan
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d114
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D148Page Scan



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