O Lord I Will Praise Thee

I will praise thee every day

Author: William Cowper
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

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.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I will praise thee every day
Title: O Lord I Will Praise Thee
Author: William Cowper
Language: English


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)



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

Chapel Hymns #d253

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #383

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d86

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #579

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d63

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #24

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d84

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d42

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H160

The Bible Hymn Book #d98

The Book of Worship #d222

The Church-Book #d182

The Mission Hymnal #d56

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