Man's wisdom is to seek

Man's wisdom is to seek

Author: William Cowper
Published in 18 hymnals

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: Man's wisdom is to seek
Author: William Cowper
Copyright: Public Domain

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Chapel Hymns #d338

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #747

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d486

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H363

Songs for the New Life #d388

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad671

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b815

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Songs for the Sanctuary #815

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Songs for the Sanctuary #815

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Songs for the Sanctuary #815

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #815

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Songs of the Church #518

The Book of Praise #d464

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #507

The Village Hymn book #d175

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