Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Of all the gifts thine hand [love] bestows

Of all the gifts thine hand [love] bestows

Author: William Cowper
Published in 17 hymnals

Full Text

1 Of all the gifts thine hand bestows,
Thou Giver of all good!
Not heav'n itself a richer knows,
Than my Redeemer's blood.

2 Faith too, the blood receiving grace,
From the same hand we gain;
Else sweetly, as it suits our case,
That gift had been in vain.

3 Till thou thy teaching pow'r apply,
Our hearts refuse to see,
And weak, as a distemper'd eye,
Shut out the view of thee.

4 Blind to the merits of thy Son,
What mis'ry we endure!
Yet fly that hand, from which alone,
We could expect a cure.

5 We praise thee, and would praise thee more,
To thee our all we owe;
The precious Saviour, and the pow'r
That makes him precious too.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXCIV

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: Of all the gifts thine hand [love] bestows
Author: William Cowper

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #202Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #82Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d183
Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXCIVTextPage Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #303Page Scan
Gospel Hymns #d417
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #192Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d375
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #171Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d309
Hymns of Grace and Truth #191Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d270
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #224Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d186
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d175
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d159
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #533Page Scan



Advertisements