How wondrous was the burning zeal

How wondrous was the burning zeal

Author: William Cowper
Tune: ORTONVILLE
Published in 7 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 wondrous was the burning zeal
Author: William Cowper

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #234Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d261
The Baptist Praise Book #343Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #120dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d421
Worship in Song: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Service of the Sanctuary #177Page Scan
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #292Page Scan



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