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Der Born des Heils

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 >

Translator: P. W. Bickel

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Text Information

First Line: Ein heil'ger Born, gefüllt mit Blut
Title: Der Born des Heils
English Title: There is a Fountain
Author: William Cowper
Translator: P. W. Bickel
Language: German

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #54

Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d29

Evangeliums-Saenger #d39

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Frohe Lieder #275

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Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Brüdergemeinen in Nord Amerika (Neue vermehrte Aufl.) #849

Sammlung neuer, geistlicher Lieder fuer Gemischten Chor #d6

Singet dem Herrn; Liederbuch fuer Jugendvereine und Sonntagschulen #d19

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d135

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