Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart

Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart

Author: William Cowper
Published in 14 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 >

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First Line: Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart
Author: William Cowper


Dear Lord, accept a sinful heart. W. Cowper. [Self-acquaintance.] First published in J. Newton's Twenty-Six Letters on Religious Subjects, &c, by Omicron, 1774, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in K. Conyers's Collection of the same year. In 1779 it was also iucluded in the Olney Hymns, Bk. iii., No. 26. It is found in a few modern collections, including Dr. Dale's English Hymn Bookm 1874. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d213

Hymns of Salvation #d32

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d52

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d48

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #458

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #305

The Village Hymn book #d54

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