Man's wisdom is to seek

Man's wisdom is to seek

Author: William Cowper
Published in 17 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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Chapel Hymns #d338

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #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 #815

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #815

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #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: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #518

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d464

The Village Hymn book #d175

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