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The Lord receives his highest praise

The Lord receives his highest praise

Author: William Cowper
Published in 20 hymnals

Full Text

1 The Lord receives his highest praise,
From humble minds and hearts sincere;
While all the loud professor says,
Offends the righteous Judge's ear.

2 To walk as children of the day,
To mark his precepts holy light,
To wage the warfare watch and pray,
Shew who are pleasing in his sight.

3 Not words alone it cost the Lord,
To purchase pardon for his own;
Nor will a soul, by grace restored,
Rest in his forms and words alone.

4 Easy indeed it were to reach
A mansion in the courts above,
If watery floods and fluent speech
Might serve, instead of faith and love.

5 But none shall gain the blissful place,
Or God's unclouded glory see;
Who talks of rich and sovereign grace,
Unless from sin he is made free.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord receives his highest praise
Author: William Cowper
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #712Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d309
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #205Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #38Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #446Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #748Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #748Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #369Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d210
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d197
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d194
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.) #532Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d534
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #238Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXXXVIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXXXVIIITextPage Scan
Village Hymns #d533
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #191Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #191Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #191Page Scan



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