William Cowper

William Cowper
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Short Name: William Cowper
Full Name: Cowper, William, 1731-1800
Birth Year: 1731
Death Year: 1800

William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper"; b. Berkampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1731; d. East Dereham, Norfolk, England, 1800) is regarded as one of the best early Romantic poets. To biographers he is also known as "mad Cowper." His literary talents produced some of the finest English hymn texts, but his chronic depression accounts for the somber tone of many of those texts. Educated to become an attorney, Cowper was called to the bar in 1754 but never practiced law. In 1763 he had the opportunity to become a clerk for the House of Lords, but the dread of the required public examination triggered his tendency to depression, and he attempted suicide. His subsequent hospitalization and friendship with Morley and Mary Unwin provided emotional stability, but the periods of severe depression returned. His depression was deepened by a religious bent, which often stressed the wrath of God, and at times Cowper felt that God had predestined him to damnation.

For the last two decades of his life Cowper lived in Olney, where John Newton became his pastor. There he assisted Newton in his pastoral duties, and the two collaborated on the important hymn collection Olney Hymns (1779), to which Cowper contributed sixty-eight hymn texts.

Bert Polman

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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 Hastings, Colman, and the future model of his versification. Churchill, among his contemporaries or friends. Destined for the Bar, he was articled to a solicitor, along with Thurlow. During this period he fell in love with his cousin, Theodora Cowper, sister to Lady Hesketh, and wrote love poems to her. The marriage was forbidden by her father, but she never forgot him, and in after years secretly aided his necessities. Fits of melancholy, from which he had suffered in school days, began to increase, as he entered on life, much straitened in means after his father's death. But on the whole, it is the playful, humorous side of him that is most prominent in the nine years after his call to the Bar; spent in the society of Colman, Bonnell Thornton, and Lloyd, and in writing satires for The Connoisseur and St. James's Chronicle and halfpenny ballads. Then came the awful calamity, which destroyed all hopes of distinction, and made him a sedentary invalid, dependent on his friends. He had been nominated to the Clerkship of the Journals of the House of Lords, but the dread of appearing before them to show his fitness for the appointment overthrew his reason. He attempted his life with "laudanum, knife and cord,"—-in the third attempt nearly succeeding. The dark delusion of his life now first showed itself—a belief in his reprobation by God. But for the present, under the wise and Christian treatment of Dr. Cotton (q. v.) at St. Albans, it passed away; and the eight years that followed, of which the two first were spent at Huntingdon (where he formed his lifelong friendship with Mrs. Unwin), and the remainder at Olney in active piety among the poor, and enthusiastic devotions under the guidance of John Newton (q. v.), were full of the realisation of God's favour, and the happiest, most lucid period of his life. But the tension of long religious exercises, the nervous excitement of leading at prayer meetings, and the extreme despondence (far more than the Calvinism) of Newton, could scarcely have been a healthy atmosphere for a shy, sensitive spirit, that needed most of all the joyous sunlight of Christianity. A year after his brother's death, madness returned. Under the conviction that it was the command of God, he attempted suicide; and he then settled down into a belief in stark contradiction to his Calvinistic creed, "that the Lord, after having renewed him in holiness, had doomed him to everlasting perdition" (Southey). In its darkest form his affliction lasted sixteen months, during which he chiefly resided in J. Newton's house, patiently tended by him and by his devoted nurse, Mrs. Unwin. Gradually he became interested in carpentering, gardening, glazing, and the tendance of some tame hares and other playmates. At the close of 1780, Mrs. Unwin suggested to him some serious poetical work; and the occupation proved so congenial, that his first volume was published in 1782. To a gay episode in 1783 (his fascination by the wit of Lady Austen) his greatest poem, The Task, and also John Gilpin were owing. His other principal work was his Homer, published in 1791. The dark cloud had greatly lifted from his life when Lady Hesketh's care accomplished his removal to Weston (1786): but the loss of his dear friend William Unwin lowered it again for some months. The five years' illness of Mrs. Unwin, during which his nurse of old became his tenderly-watched patient, deepened the darkness more and more. And her death (1796) brought “fixed despair," of which his last poem, The Castaway, is the terrible memorial. Perhaps no more beautiful sentence has been written of him, than the testimony of one, who saw him after death, that with the "composure and calmness" of the face there “mingled, as it were, a holy surprise."

Cowper's poetry marks the dawn of the return from the conventionality of Pope to natural expression, and the study of quiet nature. His ambition was higher than this, to be the Bard of Christianity. His great poems show no trace of his monomania, and are full of healthy piety. His fame as a poet is less than as a letter-writer: the charm of his letters is unsurpassed. Though the most considerable poet, who has written hymns, he has contributed little to the development of their structure, adopting the traditional modes of his time and Newton's severe canons. The spiritual ideas of the hymns are identical with Newton's: their highest note is peace and thankful contemplation, rather than joy: more than half of them are full of trustful or reassuring faith: ten of them are either submissive (44), self-reproachful (17, 42, 43), full of sad yearning (1, 34), questioning (9), or dark spiritual conflict (38-40). The specialty of Cowper's handling is a greater plaintiveness, tenderness, and refinement. A study of these hymns as they stood originally under the classified heads of the Olney Hymns, 1779, which in some cases probably indicate the aim of Cowper as well as the ultimate arrangement of the book by Newton, shows that one or two hymns were more the history of his conversion, than transcripts of present feelings; and the study of Newton's hymns in the same volume, full of heavy indictment against the sins of his own regenerate life, brings out the peculiar danger of his friendship to the poet: it tends also to modify considerably the conclusions of Southey as to the signs of incipient madness in Cowper's maddest hymns. Cowper's best hymns are given in The Book of Praise by Lord Selborne. Two may be selected from them; the exquisitely tender "Hark! my soul, it is the Lord" (q. v.), and "Oh, for a closer walk with God" (q. v.). Anyone who knows Mrs. Browning's noble lines on Cowper's grave will find even a deeper beauty in the latter, which is a purely English hymn of perfect structure and streamlike cadence, by connecting its sadness and its aspiration not only with the “discord on the music" and the "darkness on the glory," but the rapture of his heavenly waking beneath the "pathetic eyes” of Christ.

Authorities. Lives, by Hayley; Grimshaw; Southey; Professor Goldwin Smith; Mr. Benham (attached to Globe Edition); Life of Newton, by Rev. Josiah Bull; and the Olney Hymns. The numbers of the hymns quoted refer to the Olney Hymns. [Rev. H. Leigh Bennett, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Cowper, W. , p. 265, i. Other hymns are:—
1. Holy Lord God, I love Thy truth. Hatred of Sin.
2. I was a grovelling creature once. Hope and Confidence.
3. No strength of nature can suffice. Obedience through love.
4. The Lord receives His highest praise. Faith.
5. The saints should never be dismayed. Providence. All these hymns appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Cowper, W., p. 265, i. Prof. John E. B. Mayor, of Cambridge, contributed some letters by Cowper, hitherto unpublished, together with notes thereon, to Notes and Queries, July 2 to Sept. 24, 1904. These letters are dated from Huntingdon, where he spent two years after leaving St. Alban's (see p. 265, i.), and Olney. The first is dated "Huntingdon, June 24, 1765," and the last "From Olney, July 14, 1772." They together with extracts from other letters by J. Newton (dated respectively Aug. 8, 1772, Nov. 4, 1772), two quotations without date, followed by the last in the N. & Q. series, Aug. 1773, are of intense interest to all students of Cowper, and especially to those who have given attention to the religious side of the poet's life, with its faint lights and deep and awful shadows. From the hymnological standpoint the additional information which we gather is not important, except concerning the hymns "0 for a closer walk with God," "God moves in a mysterious way," "Tis my happiness below," and "Hear what God, the Lord, hath spoken." Concerning the last three, their position in the manuscripts, and the date of the last from J. Newton in the above order, "Aug. 1773," is conclusive proof against the common belief that "God moves in a mysterious way" was written as the outpouring of Cowper's soul in gratitude for the frustration of his attempted suicide in October 1773.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

William Cowper (/ˈkuːpər/ KOO-pər; 26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan.

Texts by William Cowper (239)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
أقرب ما دمت إلى مخلصي القديرWilliam Cowper (Author)Arabic1
ينبوع دم سال منWilliam Cowper (Author)Arabic1
ينبوع جود من دم زاك جرىWilliam Cowper (Author)Arabic1
有一血泉,血流盈滿,湧自耶穌肋邊;(Yǒuyī xuè quán, xuè liú yíng mǎn, yǒng zì yēsū lē biān;)William Cowper (Author)Chinese2
願更與神親密同行 (Yuàn gèng yǔ shén qīnmì tóngxíng)William Cowper (Author)Chinese2
A fountain, Holy Lamb of GodCowper (Author)1
Adieu, ye vain delights of earthWilliam Cowper (Author)1
Ah! reign, wherever man is found!William Cowper (Translator)English3
All are indebted much to theeWilliam Cowper (Translator)English3
All scenes alike engaging proveWilliam Cowper (1731-1800) (Translator)2
Almighty King, whose wondrous handWilliam Cowper (Author)16
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)William Cowper (1731-1800) (Author)English4
Aparte del mundo, Señor, me retiroWilliam Cowper (Author)Spanish2
Approach, my soul, the mercy seatWm. Cowper (Author)English3
As birds their infant brood protectWilliam Cowper (Author)English23
Aus Jesu Wunden quillt das BlutCowper (Author)German2
Bear on, my soul, the bitter crossWilliam Cowper (Author)3
Bestow, O Lord, upon our youthWilliam Cowper (Author)English74
Beware of Peter's wordCowper (Author)6
Blest! who, far from all mankindWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Blinded in youth by Satan's artsWilliam Cowper (Author)4
By whom was David taughtWilliam Cowper (Author)English62
Children of God lack nothingWilliam Cowper (Author)5
Christian, do you hear the Lord?William Cowper (Author)English5
Come, let us lift our joyful eyesWilliam Cowper (Author)English1
Come Lord and bless the rising raceWilliam Cowper (Author)10
Courage, my soul, thy bitter crossWilliam Cowper (Author)4
Dangers of every shape and nameCowper (Author)3
Dangers of every shape and name Attend the followers of the LambWilliam Cowper (Author)2
De sangre diéronnos raudalWilliam Cowper (Author)Spanish2
Dear dying Lamb thy precious bloodWilliam Cowper (Author)3
Dear fountain of delight unknownWilliam Cowper (Author)6
Dear Lord, accept a sinful heartWilliam Cowper (Author)12
Der er en kilde fyldt med blodWilliam Cowper (Author)Norwegian2
Dios obra por senderos misteriososGuillermo Cowper (Author)Spanish2
Där flöt en gång från korsets stamWilliam Cowper (Author)Swedish3
E'er since, by faith, I saw the streamWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Ein heil'ger Born, gefüllt mit BlutWilliam Cowper (Author)German9
Ein Quell, voll von Immanuels BlutWilliam Cowper (Author)2
En vand ring helt, o Gud, med digWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Ere God had built the mountainsWilliam Cowper (Author)14
Ere God hath built the mountainsWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Es ist ein Born daraus heil'ges BlutWilliam Cowper, 1731-1800 (Author)German9
Es ist ein Born, gefuellt mit BlutWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Es quillt ein Born gefüllt mit BlutWilliam Cowper (Author)German3
Far from the world, O Lord, I fleeWilliam Cowper (Author)189
Father of mercies, in thy wordCowper (Author)English1
Fierce passions discompose the mindCowper (Author)English3
For thou, within no walls confinedWilliam Cowper (Author)2
For mercies, countless as the sandsWilliam Cowper, 1779 (Author)1
Forgive the song that falls so lowWilliam Cowper (Author)English2
Friend of the friendless and the faintWilliam Cowper (Author)13
From Calvary's cross a fountain flowsWilliam Cowper (Author)3
From thorny wilds a monster cameWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Geheimnisvoll, gerecht und hehrWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Geheimnisvoll in tiefer NachtWilliam Cowper (Translator)9
God gives his mercies to be spentWilliam Cowper (Author)5
God moves in a mysterious wayWilliam Cowper (Author)English862
God of my life, to thee My cheerful soul I raiseCowper (Author)1
God of my life, to Thee I callW. Cowper (Author)English105
Gottlob, auch mir stroemt dort die FlutWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Grace is a plant, where'er it growsWilliam Cowper (Author)14
Grace triumphant on [in] the throneWilliam Cowper (Author)4
Gracious Lord, our children seeWilliam Cowper (Author)English20
Had I a throne above the restWilliam Cowper (Author)11
Hark, my soul! it is the Lord!William Cowper (Author)English476
Hay una fuente sin igual William Cowper (Author)Spanish5
Hay un precioso manantialWilliam Cowper (Author)Spanish2
Hay una fuente carmesíWilliam Cowper (Author)Spanish3
He is a freeman, whom the truth makes freeWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Heal us, Emmanuel, hear our prayerWilliam Cowper (Author)English9
Heal us, Emmanuel, here we standCowper (Author)English45
Healer Divine, O hear our prayerWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Hear, Lord, the song of praise and prayerWilliam Cowper (Author)17
Hear what God the Lord hath spokenWilliam Cowper (Author)English161
His master taken from his head, Elisha sawWilliam Cowper (Author)14
Hoert was gott der herr gesprochenWm. Cowper (Translator)4
Holy Lord God, I love thy truthWilliam Cowper (Author)13
Honor and happiness unite Cowper (Author)English25
Horch', meine Seele, auf ein WortWilliam Cowper (Author)German2
How are thy servants blest, O Lord William Cowper (Author)2
How blest is man, O GodWilliam Cowper (Author)6
How blest thy creature is, O GodCowper (Author)27
How happy are the new born raceWilliam Cowper (Author)English12
How long beneath the law I layWilliam Cowper (Author)20
How sweet it is to walk with GodWilliam Cowper (Author)4
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer's earCowper (Author)English2
How wondrous was the burning zealWilliam Cowper (Author)3
I am fond of the swallow, I learn from her flightWilliam Cowper (Translator)English4
I am monarch of all I surveyWilliam Cowper (Author)2
I love my God, but with no love of mineWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
"I love the Lord" is still the strainWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
I need thee, precious Jesus, For I am full of sinWilliam Cowper (Author)English1
I place an offering at thy shrineWilliam Cowper (Translator)English3
I suffer fruitless anguish day by dayWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
I thirst, but not as once I didWilliam Cowper (Author)49
I was a groveling creature onceWilliam Cowper (Author)English22
I will praise thee every dayWilliam Cowper (Author)English16
If life in sorrow must be spentWilliam Cowper (Translator)English5
In holy contemplation William Cowper (Author)20
In vain ye woo me to your harmless joysWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Infinite God, thou great unrivaled oneWilliam Cowper (Author)1
Israel in ancient daysCowper (Author)English2
Israel in ancient daysWilliam Cowper (Author)English69
Jealous, and with love o'erflowingWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Jehovah moves in mysteryWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Jesus, I love Thy charming NameWilliam Cowper (Author)Chinese, English2
Jesus, lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom flyCowper (Author)English11
Jesus! the name high over all, In hell or earth or skyWilliam Cowper (Author (B))English1
Jesus, where'er thy people meetWilliam Cowper (Author)English404
Jesus, whose blood so freely streamedWilliam Cowper (Author)10
Judge not the Lord by feeble senseWilliam Cowper (Author)3
Ka'a mau ke Akua e hana'eWilliam Cowper, 1731-1800 (Author)Hawaiian3
Kennst du den Quell, der blutig fließtWilliam Cowper (Author)German2
Life can bring with it nothingW. Cowper (Author)2
Like crowded forest trees we standWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Long plunged in sorrow, I resignWilliam Cowper (Translator)English3
Long unafflicted undismayedCowper (Author)8
Lord, unafflicted, undismayedWilliam Cowper (Author)7
Love! if thy destined sacrifice am IWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Love is the Lord whom I obeyWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Maka oyate kiŋ owasWilliam Cowper (Author)Dakota1
Man's wisdom is to seekWilliam Cowper (Author)14
Messiah's come, with joy beholdWilliam Cowper (Author)1
My bowels yearn o'er dying menWilliam Cowper (Author)3
My country, Lord, art thou aloneWilliam Cowper (Author)2
My former hopes are fledWilliam Cowper (Author)English91
My God, how perfect are thy waysWilliam Cowper (Author)12
My heart is easy, and my burden lightWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
My Lord, how full of sweet contentWilliam Cowper (Translator (from French))29
My Lord, with thee I find contentWilliam Cowper (Author)2
My Savior, whom absent I loveWilliam Cowper (Author)27
My sole possession is thy love, O LordWilliam Cowper (Author)3
My song shall bless the Lord of allWilliam Cowper (Author)32
My soul is sad, and much dismayedWilliam Cowper (Author)1
My span of life will soon be doneWilliam Cowper (Author)45
My Spouse! in whose presence I liveWilliam Cowper (Author)English3
你愛所給雖然甚多,恩賜眾善者哪 ! (Nǐ ài suǒ gěi suīrán shén duō, ēncì zhòng shàn zhě nǎ)William Cowper (Author)Chinese2
Night! how I love thy silent shadesWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
No longer I follow a soundWilliam Cowper (Author)3
No more I ask or hope to findWilliam Cowper (Author)English6
No strength of nature can sufficeCowper (Author)25
Now is the time, the accepted hourWilliam Cowper (Author)English32
Now may He Who from the deadCowper (Author)English5
O! for a closer walk with GodCowper (Author)English993
O for a heart to praise my GodWm. Cowper (Author)English4
O God, whose favorable eyeWilliam Cowper (Author)English20
O how I love thy holy wordWilliam Cowper (Author)23
O Lord, how full of sweet contentW. Cowper (Translator)17
O Lord, in sorrow I resignWilliam Cowper (Translator)2
O Lord, my best desires fulfillWilliam Cowper (Author)English199
O love, of pure and heavenly birth!William Cowper (Translator)English2
O most delightful hour by manCowper (Author)5
O thou, by long experience triedWilliam Cowper (Translator)English10
Of all the gifts thine hand [love] bestowsWilliam Cowper (Author)14
¡Oh Dios, si a ti pudiese aproximarmeGuillermo Cowper (Author)Spanish2
O loved, but not enough, though dearer farWilliam Cowper (Translator)English3
¡Oh! quién pudiera andar con DiosW. Cowper (Author)Spanish4
¡Oh si pudiese á Dios aproximarmeWilliam Cowper (Author)Spanish2
Pa underbara v'gar garWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Peace has unveiled her smiling faceWilliam Cowper (Author)English3
Pity, O Lord, my sinful heartWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Prayer is appointed to conveyWilliam Cowper (Author)English2
Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdrawWilliam Cowper (Author)4
Prayer makes the darkest clouds withdrawWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Saa mange Hindringer vi saaWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Season of my purest pleasureWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
See what unbounded zeal and loveWilliam Cowper (Author)3
Seht wie der Heiland aller WeltWilliam Cowper (Author)German2
Self love no grace in sorrow seesWilliam Cowper (Author)7
神用奧祕行動前來 (Shén yòng àomì xíngdòng qián lái)William Cowper (Author)Chinese2
Sin enslaved me many yearsWilliam Cowper (Author)English18
Sin has undone our wretched raceCowper (Author)English14
Sleep at last has fled these eyesWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Sometimes a light surprisesWilliam Cowper (Author)English302
Source of love, and light of dayWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Source of love, my brighter sunWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Still, still, without ceasingWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Sun! stay thy course, this moment stayWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Sweet tenants of this grove!William Cowper (Translator)English2
Thankless for favors from on highWilliam Cowper (Author)1
The billows swell, the winds are highWilliam Cowper (Author)English106
The calm retreat, the silent shadeCowper (Author)8
The dearest idol I have knownWilliam Cowper (Author)1
The dying thief rejoiced to seeWilliam Cowper (Author)3
The evils that beset our pathCowper (Author)2
The fountain in its sourceWilliam Cowper (Author)English11
The joy that vain amusements giveWilliam Cowper (Author)7
The Lord of all thingsWilliam Cowper (Author)2
The Lord proclaims his grace abroadWilliam Cowper (Author)English6
The Lord receives his highest praiseWilliam Cowper (Author)English15
The Lord send peace, offending manWilliam Cowper (Author)2
The Lord will happiness divineWilliam Cowper (Author)English97
The newborn child of gospel graceWilliam Cowper (Author)English26
The path of sorrow, and that path aloneWilliam Cowper (Author)1
The rose had been washedWilliam Cowper (Author)2
The saints should never be dismayedWilliam Cowper (Author)22
The Savior, what a noble flameWilliam Cowper (Author)46
The Spirit breathes upon the WordWilliam Cowper (Author)English223
There is a fountain filled with blood Drawn from Emmanuel's veinsWilliam Cowper (Author)English1851
There is a fountain opened wide (Cowper)William Cowper (Author)6
There's not an echo round meWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
This God is the God we adoreCowper (Author)English3
This is the feast of heavenly wineWilliam Cowper (Author)41
Thou dying Lamb, thy precious bloodWilliam Cowper (Author)1
Thou hast no lightnings, O thou Just!William Cowper (Translator)English2
Thou Spirit of eternal truthWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Thrice holy Lord, I love thy truthWilliam Cowper (Author)3
Thy mansion is the Christian's heartWilliam Cowper (Author)English4
Thy providence supplies our foodWilliam Cowper (Author)2
"Tis folly all" let me no more be toldWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
'Tis my happiness belowWilliam Cowper (Author)English195
'Tis my privilege belowWilliam Cowper (Author)2
To Jesus, the crown of my hopeWilliam Cowper (Author)110
To keep the lamp aliveWilliam Cowper (Author)English57
To lay the soul that loves him lowWilliam Cowper (Author)English3
To me remains nor place, nor timeWilliam Cowper (Author)2
To tell the Savior all my wantsWilliam Cowper (Author)5
To thee our wants are knownWilliam Cowper (Author)14
Too many, Lord, abuse Thy graceWilliam Cowper (Author)English2
'Twas my purpose, on a dayWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Weak and irresolute is manWilliam Cowper (Author)38
What glory gilds the sacred pageWilliam Cowper (Author)English294
What thousands never knew the roadWilliam Cowper (Author)11
What various hindrances we meetWilliam Cowper (Author)English393
When all within is peaceWilliam Cowper (Author)2
When darkness long has vailed my mindWilliam Cowper (Author)English97
When Hagar found the bottle spentWilliam Cowper (Author)7
When I review my waysWilliam Cowper (Author)2
When Jesus hung upon the treeCowper (Author)1
Wie herrlich leuchtet Gottes WortWilliam Cowper (Author)German3
Wilds horrid and dark with o'er shadowing treesWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
With all his sufferings full in viewWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Write to Sardis, (said the Lord)William Cowper (Author)English13
Ye careless ones, O, hear betimesCowper (Author)2
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage takeWilliam Cowper (Author)2
Ye linnets, let us try, beneath this groveWilliam Cowper (Translator)English2
Ye sons of earth prepare the ploughWilliam Cowper (Author)English14
Ye timid saints, fresh courage takeCowper, alt. and abr. (Author)11

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