Self love no grace in sorrow sees

Self love no grace in sorrow sees

Author: William Cowper
Published in 15 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: Self love no grace in sorrow sees
Author: William Cowper

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #1063

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #323

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #323

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Plymouth Collection #a648

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #648

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad962

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1008

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1008

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1008

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1008

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1008

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1008

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Songs of the Church #1099

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #648

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