How blest is man, O God

How blest is man, O God

Author: William Cowper
Published in 10 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: How blest is man, O God
Author: William Cowper

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #207Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #207Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #185Page Scan
Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d31
Hymns for Public Worship #98Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #563Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #563Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d197
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #359Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #359Page Scan



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