The newborn child of gospel grace

The newborn child of gospel grace

Author: William Cowper
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 The new-born child of gospel-grace,
Like some fair tree when summer's nigh,
Beneath Emmanuel's shining face,
Lifts up his blooming branch on high.

2 No fear he feels, he sees no foes,
no conflict yet his faith employs,
Nor has he learned to whom he owes,
The strength and peace his soul enjoys.

3 But sin soon darts its cruel sting,
And comforts sink from day to day:
What seemed his own, a self-fed spring,
Proves but a brook that glides away.

4 When Gideon armed his numerous host,
The Lord soon made his numbers less;
And said, lest Israel vainly boast,
"My arm procured me this success."

5 Thus will he bring our spirits down,
And draw our ebbing comforts low,
That saved by grace, but not our own,
We may not claim the praise we owe.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: The newborn child of gospel grace
Author: William Cowper
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns #d271

Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d249

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d442

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d324

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d302

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #31

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #124

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d238

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d260

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #366

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #366

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #366

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #366

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d707

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d363

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The Young Christian's Companion #24

Village Hymns #d539

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