His master taken from his head, Elisha saw

His master taken from his head, Elisha saw

Author: William Cowper
Published in 13 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: His master taken from his head, Elisha saw
Author: William Cowper

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His Master taken from his head. W. Cowper. [Death of a Minister.] First published in the Olney Hymns, Bk. ii., No. 73, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was more frequently found in the older collections than in modern hymn-books, but it is still in use in America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d203

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #671

A Selection of Hymns #d120

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #747

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #305

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d90

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d81

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #66

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d114

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