Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw

Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw

Author: William Cowper
Published in 8 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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First Line: Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw
Author: William Cowper

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Glory Songs #d179

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #578

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #578

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #352

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