Sardis

Write to Sardis, (said the Lord)

Author: William Cowper
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Write to Sardis, (said the Lord)
And write what he declares;
He whose spirit and whose word
Upholds the seven stars:
All thy works and ways I search,
Find zeal and live decayed;
Thou art called a living church,
But thou art cold and dead.

2 "Watch, remember, seek and strive;
Exert thy former pains;
Let thy timely care revive,
And strengthen what remains;
Cleanse thine heart, thy works amend,
Former time to mind recall,
Lest my sudden stroke descend,
And smite thee once for all.

3 "Yet, I number now in thee,
A few that are upright;
These my father's face shall see,
And walk with me in white:
When in judgment I appear,
They for mine shall be confessed;
Let my faithful servants hear,
And woe be to the rest.

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians, 1803

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: Write to Sardis, (said the Lord)
Title: Sardis
Author: William Cowper
Language: English

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A Selection of Hymns #d336

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d225

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d180

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #53

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d218

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d132

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Hymns for Christian Melody #978

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d277

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