The Lord proclaims his grace abroad

The Lord proclaims his grace abroad

Author: William Cowper
Tune: ERNAN (Mason)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 The Lord proclaims his grace abroad!
Behold I change your hearts of stone:
Ye shall renounce each idle-god
And serve, and praise the Lord alone.

2 My grace, a flowing stream proceeds,
To wash your filthiness away;
Ye shall abhor your former deeds,
And learn my statutes to obey.

3 My truth the great design insures,
I give myself away to you;
ye shall be mine, I will be yours,
Your God unalterably true.

4 Yet not unsought, nor unimplored,
The plenteous grace will I confer;
No--your whole hearts shall seek the Lord,
I'll put a praying spirit there.

5 From the first breath of life divine,
Down to the last expiring hour;
The gracious work shall all be mine,
Begun and ended in my power.

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 Hastin… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord proclaims his grace abroad
Author: William Cowper
Language: English



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