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 Hastin… 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
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.) #A37Page Scan
Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d249
Book of Hymns for the joint Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and other states #d249
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH46Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #192Page Scan
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
Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #31Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #124Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d238
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d260
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #366Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d764
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #366TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #366Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #366Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #366Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #366Page Scan
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #46Page 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.) #549Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #235Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXXXVTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXXXVTextPage Scan
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #CCLPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D46Page Scan
The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d707
The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d363
The Young Christian's Companion #24Page Scan
Village Hymns #d539
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #389Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #389Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #389Page Scan



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