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Courage, my soul, thy bitter cross

Courage, my soul, thy bitter cross

Author: William Cowper
Published in 8 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 Hasti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Courage, my soul, thy bitter cross
Author: William Cowper

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d111
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #409Page Scan
Hymn Service for the Sunday School #104Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #448Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #339Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist #d139
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d78
The Young People's Chorister: being a collection of favorite hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools and prayer meetings (New ed.) #145aPage Scan
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