Had I a throne above the rest

Had I a throne above the rest

Author: William Cowper
Published in 12 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 >

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First Line: Had I a throne above the rest
Author: William Cowper
Copyright: Public Domain

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Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d67

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Hymns for Christian Melody #454

Hymns of Zion #d77

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The Baptist Psalmody #665

The Bible Hymn Book #d69

The Church Hymn Book #d165

Village Hymns #d192

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #197

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #197

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #197

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