How long beneath the law I lay

How long beneath the law I lay

Author: William Cowper
Published in 22 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: How long beneath the law I lay
Author: William Cowper

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Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d211

Family Hymns #d110

Parish Psalmody #d299

Parish Psalmody #d307

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d330

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #168

The Southern Psalmist #d328

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d341

Village Hymns #d232

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