Weak and irresolute is man

Weak and irresolute is man

Author: William Cowper
Published in 43 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: Weak and irresolute is man
Author: William Cowper

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #587

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #351

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #351

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #351

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #351

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #351

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #351

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #471

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #364

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #268

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #251

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #251

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #243

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #A77

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #268

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #268

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #569

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #577

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #571

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #618

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a618

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d474

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Hymns for Public Worship #448

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #552

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #552

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d224

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #302

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d273

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a240

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d458

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d232

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d397

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d389

The Christian Psalter #d614

The Gospel Hymnal #d673

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