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Of all the gifts thine hand [love] bestows

Of all the gifts thine hand [love] bestows

Author: William Cowper
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative 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



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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Church Melodies #303

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Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern #224

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #192

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #171

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Church Hymn Book #CXCIV

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A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #82

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d183

Gospel Hymns #d417

Hymns for Schools and Families #d375

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d309

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Hymns of Grace and Truth #191

Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d270

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 #d159

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The Baptist Hymn Book #533

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