The Christian crowned

Honor and happiness unite

Author: William Cowper
Published in 33 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Honor and happiness unite
To make the Christian's name a praise:
How fair the scene, how clear the light,
That fills the remnant of his days!

2 A kingly character he bears,
No change his priestly office knows;
Unfading is the crown he wears,
His joys can never reach a close.

3 Adorned with glory from on high,
Salvation shines upon his face;
His robe is of the ethereal dye,
His steps are dignity and grace.

4 Inferior honors he disdains,
Nor stoops to take applause from earth;
The King of kings himself maintains
Th' expenses of his heavenly birth.

5 The noblest creatures seen below,
Ordained to fill a throne above;
God gives him all he can bestow,
His kingdom of eternal love!

6 My soul is ravished at the thought,
Methinks from earth I see him rise;
Angels congratulate his lot,
And shout him welcome to the skies.

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

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: Honor and happiness unite
Title: The Christian crowned
Author: William Cowper
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 33 of 33)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #313

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #675

A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d203

A Selection of Hymns #d123

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #111

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #A31

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d43

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d103

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Baptist Hymn Book #a539

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d358

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S43

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d123

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #S22

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #123

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d93

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d102

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #205

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Sacred Poetry #370

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Select Hymns from Other Authors, Selected Harmony Together with Directions for Musical Expression. 2nd ed. #a105

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa105

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Select Hymns #105

Supplement to Watts #d183

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The Baptist Hymn Book #539

The Christian Hymn Book #d250

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d253

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The Christian Hymn Book #413

The Christian Psalter #d218

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The Psalms of David #H12.II

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D105

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