I thirst, but not as once I did

I thirst, but not as once I did

Author: William Cowper
Published in 62 hymnals

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1 I thirst, but not as once I did,
The vain delights of earth to share:
Thy wounds, Emmanuel, all forbid
That I should seek my pleasure there.

2 It was the sight of thy dear cross
First wean'd my soul from earthly things;
And taught me to esteem as dross
The mirth of fools and pomp of kings.

3 I want that grace that springs from thee,
That quickens all things where it flows,
And makes a wretched thorn, like me,
Bloom as the myrtle, or the rose.

4 Dear fountain of delight unknown!
No longer sink below the brim;
But overflow, and pour me down
A living, and life-giving stream!

5 For sure, of all the plants that share
The notice of thy Father's eye,
None proves less grateful to his care,
Or yields him meaner fruit than I.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #420

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 Hastin… Go to person page >

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First Line: I thirst, but not as once I did
Author: William Cowper

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I thirst, but not as once I did. W. Cowper. [Thirsting for God.] Given in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. iii., No. 61, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "My soul thirsteth for God." It is found in several American collections, and in a few also in Great Britain.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #475Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from various authors, chiefly designed for public worship (4th ed.) #134Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #345Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d72
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #217Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #16Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #A32Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d177
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d118
Chapel Hymns #d252
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d426
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #104Page Scan
Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S95Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #401Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #703Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d172
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B154Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b154Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d201
Hymns for Schools and Families #d236
Hymns for Schools and Families #d66
Hymns for Schools and Families #161Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #188Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth #132Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d142
Hymns of the Church Militant #557Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #352Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d86
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #420Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d353
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #420TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d113
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d104
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #420Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #420Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #420Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #420Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #530Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H316Page Scan
Revival Hymns #189Page Scan
Select Hymns #d89
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #415Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d278
Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d84
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #145Page Scan
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d96
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #530Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #977Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #864Page Scan
The Bible Hymn Book #d95
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d336
The Book of Worship #d217
The Brick Church Hymns, Designed for the Use of Social Prayer Meetings and Families, selected from the most approved authors #39Page Scan
The Church-Book #d179
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CDXXXIPage Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #390Page Scan
The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d108
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #405bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d452
The Village Hymn book #d121
Zion's Songster: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, usually sung at camp-meetings, and also in revivals of religion. (10th ed., imp. and enl.) #268Page Scan
Zion's Songster; or a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Usually Sung at Camp Meetings, and Also in Revivals of Religion #d106



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