Grace is a plant, where'er it grows

Grace is a plant, where'er it grows

Author: William Cowper
Published in 17 hymnals

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Grace is a plant, where'er it grows
Author: William Cowper
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d271

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d272

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d271

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #363

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #156

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Hymnal #156

Hymns for Schools and Families #d157

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #304

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New Life #161

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #156

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #204

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d113

The Book of Praise #d229

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The Child's Hymn Book #44

The Choice #H494

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The Choice #H494

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #414

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