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Man's wisdom is to seek

Man's wisdom is to seek

Author: William Cowper
Published in 17 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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Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #248bPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d338
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #840Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #747Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d486
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H363Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d388
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad671
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #815Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #815Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #815Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #815Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #815Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #518Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d464
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #507Page Scan
The Village Hymn book #d175



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