Children of God lack nothing

Children of God lack nothing

Author: William Cowper
Tune: MISSIONARY HYMN
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: William Cowper

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 st… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Children of God lack nothing
Author: William Cowper

Notes

Children of God lack nothing. This cento, slightly altered, is from W. Cowper's "Sometimes a light surprises," p. 1067, i.

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

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Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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A Church hymnal #216

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A Collection of Hymns #11

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #12

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Hymns for Church and Home #13

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #12

Worship in the School Room #d19

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Worship in the School Room #388

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