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 Hasti… Go to person page >
Display Title: Christian, do you hear the Lord?First Line: Christian, do you hear the Lord?Tune Title: ORIENTIS PARTIBUSAuthor: William CowperDate: 1992Source: New Appendix to Maxwell's Collection, 1768. Revised Hymns for Today's Church, 1982
Display Title: Christian, do you hear the Lord?First Line: Christian, do you hear the Lord?Tune Title: ORIENTIS PARTIBUS (i)Author: W. Cowper, 1731-1800Meter: 7 7 7 7Scripture: John 21:15-17Date: 1987Subject: God's Church | Love and Devotion; Easter 4 | The Charge to Peter; Pentecost 7 | The More Excellent Way
Display Title: Christian, Do You Hear the LordFirst Line: Christian, do you hear the Lord?Tune Title: ORIENTIS PARTIBUSAuthor: William Cowper, 1731-1880Meter: 77 77Scripture: Isaiah 49:14-15; John 21:1-19Date: 1986Subject: Funeral | ; Pastoral Care of the Sick | ; Penance | ; Christian Life | ; Comfort | ; Commissioning | ; Eternal Life | ; Grace | ; Love of God for Us | ; Ministry | ; Petition | ; Praise | ; Reconciliation | ; Trust | ; Vocation |