O Lord I Will Praise Thee

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1 I will praise thee ev'ry day,
Now thine anger's turn'd away!
comfortable thoughts arise
From the bleeding sacrifice.

2 here in the fair gospel field,
Wells of free salvation yield,
Streams of life a plenteous store,
And my soul shall thirst no more.

3 Jesus is become at length
My salvation and my strength;
And his praises shall prolong,
While I live, my pleasant song.

4 Praise ye then his glorious name,
Publish his exalted fame!
Still his worth your praise exceeds,
Excellent are all his deeds.

5 Raise again thy joyful sound,
Let the nations roll it round1
Zion shout, for this is he,
God the Saviour dwells in thee.

Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #24

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: I will praise thee every day
Title: O Lord I Will Praise Thee
Author: William Cowper
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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I will praise Thee every day. W. Cowper. [Praise for Salvation.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. i., No. 58, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "O Lord, I will praise Thee." It is found in a few modern collections, including the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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