Long unafflicted undismayed

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 >

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First Line: Long unafflicted undismayed
Author: William Cowper

Tune

HOGARTH


HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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A Selection of Hymns #236

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Hymns for Christian Melody #796

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #386

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d583

Village Hymns #d310

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #553

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #553

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #553

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Worship in the School Room #389

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Worship in the School Room #483

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