To Jesus, the crown of my hope

To Jesus, the crown of my hope

Author: William Cowper
Published in 155 hymnals

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1 To Jesus, the crown of my hope,
My soul is in haste to be gone;
Oh, bear me, ye cherubim, up,
And waft me away to his throne.
My Savior, whom absent I love;
Whom, not having seen, I adore;
Whose name is exalted above
All glory, dominion and power.

2 Dissolve thou these bands that detain
My soul from her portion in thee,
Ah! strike off this adamant chain,
And make me eternally free.
And then, nevermore shall the fears,
The trials, temptations, and woes,
Which darken this valley of tears,
Intrude on my blissful repose.

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #308

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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A Collection of Hymns #418Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #716Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d333
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #487Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #183Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #638Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d397
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #481Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #307Page Scan
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d313
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #470TextPage Scan
Brightest and Best #d163
Chapel Hymns #d589
Chapel Hymns: a selection of hymns, with appropriate tunes; adapted to vestry or other social religious meetings #68Page Scan
Choice Hymns: for social and private devotion, Lord's Day schools and revivals. (2nd ed.) #150Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #582Page Scan
Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d198
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #427Page Scan
Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #427Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #581Page Scan
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #249Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #699Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #699Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #699Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d755
Conference Hymns and Tunes #d107
Conference Hymns. a new collection of hymns, designed especially for use in conference and prayer meetings, and family worship. #277Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1086
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #290Page Scan
Evangel of Song #d120
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #124Page Scan
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d272
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d336
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #675Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #675Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #732Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d389
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B1Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b1Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #833Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #405Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #536Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d322
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #270Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d246
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d227
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #852Page Scan
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #C75Page Scan
Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d140
New Union Hymns #145Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #338Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d851
Parish Psalmody #d866
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1202Page Scan
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d250
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d840
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H299Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #476Page Scan
Revival Hymns #296Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d285
Sabbath School Gems #d127
Sabbath School Gems of Music and Poetry: designed expressly for the Sabbath School #121bPage Scan
Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns: particularly adapted to revivals of religion, and intended as a supplement to Watts. #113Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes #319Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes ( New ed. rev. and enl.) #368Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #699Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d632
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #193bPage Scan
Selah: a collection of psalm and hymn tunes, introits, anthems, chants, motetts, choruses, etc. adapted to the use of classes, private circles, and worship assemblies #194aPage Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #238Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #699Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #985Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d440
Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #126aPage Scan
Songs for the Service of Prayer #132Page Scan
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d184
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1043Page Scan
Songs of Zion Enlarged: a manual of the best and most popular hymns and tunes, for social and private devotion #423Page Scan
Sparkling Diamonds #d144
Sparkling Jewels for the Sunday School: a new collection of choice music #65Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of revival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions... (3rd ed.) #254Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles in seasons of rivival, to missionary meetings, to the monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest #254Page Scan
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship: adapted to the use of families and private circles, to missinary meetings, to monthly concert, and to other occasions of special interest.(Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #254Page Scan
Temple Melodies: a collection of about two hundred popular tunes, adapted to nearly five hundred favorite hymns, selected with special reference to public, social, and private worship #447Page Scan
The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #106aPage Scan
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d429
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #119Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1202Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1289Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d824
The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d184
The Camp-Meeting Chorister: or, a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, for the pious of all denominations. To be sung at camp meetings, during revivals of religion, and on other occasions #143Page Scan
The Centenary Singer: a collection of hymns and tunes popular during the last one hundred years #391Page Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #446Page Scan
The Choral Friend #d79
The Christian Hymn Book #d649
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d650
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #827Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d719
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #592Page Scan



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