Friend of the friendless and the faint

Friend of the friendless and the faint

Author: William Cowper
Published in 18 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: Friend of the friendless and the faint
Author: William Cowper

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d206

Family Hymns #d72

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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #310

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Mission Songs: a collection of hymns and music, designed for Sabbath schools #105

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d205

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #467

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d92

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d65

Village Hymns #d156

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