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sniper121: Absence of occupation is not rest. - William Cowper

hymnquote: Writer/title attribution for five quotes on 7/2: Lawrence Tuttiett, Give Light, O Lord; William J. Henry, Wandering Afar; William Cowper, God Gives His Mercies to be Spent; Gerhard Tersteegen, God Calling Yet; Andrew Kippis, On Thee, Each Morning, O My God.

hymnquote: The joy that vain amusements give, O sad conclusion that it brings! The honey of a crowded hive, defended by a thousand stings. (William Cowper)

jstorres: "Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will." - William Cowper

jstorres: "A fool must now and then be right, by chance." - William Cowper

jstorres: "Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor." - William Cowper

MarcoSando97: “Trials make the promise sweet; Trials give new life to prayer; Bring me to my Savior's feet, Lay me low and keep me there!” — William Cowper

JMichaelDixon: Restraining prayer, we cease to fight, prayer makes the Christian’s armor bright, and Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees. - William Cowper

camrmitchell: Judge not the Lord by feeble sense But trust Him for His Grace Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face -- William Cowper

5pointsMckinley: “Afflictions serve to bring the saints nearer to God, and to make them more earnest in prayer”~ Thomas Brooks Trials make the promise sweet; Trials give new life to prayer; Bring me to my Savior's feet, Lay me low and keep me there! William Cowper

fellowshipCL: O fearful saints new courage take The clouds that you now dread Are big with mercy and will break In blessings on your head Judge not the Lord by feeble sense But trust Him for His grace Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face (William Cowper, 1774)

KinsleyZoe: Thinking about William Cowper and Mundesley, and I've somehow ended up at that Norfolk classic "Hev Yew Gotta Loight Boy"

CoachingWithDeb: quote of the day-"The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose"- William Cowper

ChristaKinde: "Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows not more." —William Cowper amwriting

MrChrisPM: 1803-1804 (4 Volumes 3 books) Life And Posthumous Writings Of William Cowper

obillustrations: Stop thief! stop thief! Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

chancstrickland: “Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skill, He treasures up His bright designs and works His sovereign will.” -William Cowper (God moves in a mysterious way)

obillustrations: A trainband captain eke was he. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

obillustrations: Wedded we have been these twice ten tedious years. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

obillustrations: Three customers come in. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

obillustrations: Hung a bottle on each side. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

obillustrations: Now see him mounted once again. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

obillustrations: The wind did blow, the cloak did fly. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

obillustrations: My hat and wig will soon be here. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

obillustrations: my wedding day. Robert Seaver, from The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Boston, New York, 1906

bedd_k: Blind unbelief is sure to err And scan His work in vain; God is His own interpreter, And He will make it plain. Hymn by William Cowper (1774)

BobClimko: "Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows not more." ~ William Cowper

borkenaesop: Give him an uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

ITattum: Olney Church. I have just read that William Cowper and Mary Wollstonecraft were friends. And that he wrote a poem celebrating the fall of the bastille. The feminist and the hymn writer? Today’s equivalents would be exchanging anathemas on Twitter.

TheDefShepherd: Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much... wisdom is humble that he knows no more. -William Cowper

RevLouisBrenton: Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust Him for His Grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. -William Cowper, 1774

CowpNewtMuseum: "Knowledge is proud that he has learn’d so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more." -The Task, Book VI, The Winter Walk at Noon. By William Cowper.

kesternoah: His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. Blind unbelief is sure to err And scan His work in vain; God is His own interpreter, And He will make it plain. William Cowper God Moves in a Mysterious Way. 1774

CowpNewtMuseum: William Cowper & the Nonsense Club were not so kind ... delve deep here

ChelseaHanson: Grief is itself a medicine. ~William Cowper

kimbearable_23: Fleecy locks, and black complexion Cannot forfeit nature's claim; Skins may differ, but affection Dwells in white and black the same. Excerpt from The Negro’s Complaint by William Cowper

ysa_512: The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.-William Cowper CALDERO NI FUMIYA

neilsonandrew: A conjunction of interests! For sale: the first edition (1780) of a poem by William Hayley (biographer of the poet William Cowper—the illustrated engravings of said biography by yet another William...one William Blake). The subject of the poem is one John Howard, prison reformer.

darkenedwindow: Illustration to William Cowper's Poem "The Diverting History of John Gilpin": John Gilpin's Neighbors Cheer His Speedy Departure from Town as His Horse Runs Away with Him by John Whetten Ehninger, American Paintings and Sculpture

StJamesSeattle: This week, Scott Webster reads a classic by William Cowper, with commentary by Corinna Laughlin.

tcguess: "Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its power; Till all the ransomed church of God be saved to sin no more." From the hymn "There is a Fountain" by William Cowper That is great news! Praise be to Jesus.

nsgibbs3: "Information is proud that it has learned so much: Wisdom is humble that it knows no more" - William Cowper. Let's not let wisdom be devolved into information accumulation. Instead let that which we know inform us of how much we still do not know

Scived: Between Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose; The spectacles set them, unhappily, wrong; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows, To which the said spectacles ought to belong. - William Cowper

RayNothstine: William Cowper is one of the greatest English writers of all time. And his story is an example of how God can turn immense suffering into amazingly beautiful works.

gkilgore9: “Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust him for his grace; behind a frowning providence, he hides a smiling face.” -William Cowper, God Moves in a Mysterious Way

TonyLea17: "The poplars are fell'd, farewell to the shade, And the whispering sound of the cool colonnade, . . . And now in the grass behold they are laid, And the tree is my seat that once lent me a shade." --- William Cowper, 'The Poplar-Field'

Shari_Hepzibah: Lord, it is my chief complaint That my love is weak and faint; Yet I love Thee, and adore; O for grace to love Thee more! -- William Cowper

elorganillero: 1/3 I'd noticed that William Cobbett often slags the new capitalist class of "jobbers & Jews" - e.g. John Edward Taylor, whose profits from black slavery in the Caribbean & white slavery in the Lancashire mills founded the Guardian - but hadn't realised that Cowper was his source

noreen_doody: Where'er he dwells, he dwells alone, Except himself has chattels none, Well satisfied to be his own Whole treasure. William Cowper (1731-1800)

DurhamWASP: England with all thy faults, I love thee still My country! and, while yet a nook is left Where English minds and manners may be found, Shall be constrained to love thee. William Cowper

pj_kauffman: There is a fountain filled with blood Drawn from Immanuel’s veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains: The dying thief rejoiced to see That fountain in his day; And there may I, though vile as he, Wash all my sins away ~William Cowper

MikesJokesEtc: Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. -William Cowper

ChairmanMoet: Gavin Williamson has to be the worst Education Secretary since... er... *brings up Wikipedia* *scrolls back* *scrolls back* *scrolls back* *scrolls back* *scrolls back* William Cowper?

inspireex_: "E'er since by faith I saw the stream Thy flowing sounds supply. Redeeming love has been my theme and shall be till I die." - Inscription on Charles Spurgeon's tomb. Verse by William Cowper.

TheJamesJGlass: William Cowper was not only a hymn writer, he was also considered the greatest poet of his generation. Some of that poetry he used to campaign against slavery. Here's a couple of verses from one that apparently Martin Luther King often quoted.

welfordwrites: Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more. William Cowper

Freddie47817030: BLACK LIVES MATTER HEROES: Granville Sharp (1735 - 1813,Elizabeth Heyrick (1769 - 1831),William Cowper (1731 - 1800),Thomas Clarkson (1760 - 1846),Olaudah Equiano (1745 - 1797)

CoachingWithDeb: quote of the day-"The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose"- William Cowper

theCraigHenry: Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;  The clouds you so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head.  - William Cowper

TheJamesJGlass: I can't imagine that in 1769 William Cowper realised he was writing a hymn for a 21st century lockdown: "Jesus, where’er Thy people meet, There they behold Thy mercy seat; Where’er they seek Thee Thou art found, And every place is hallowed ground."

NITW1: Robert Hall said of William Cowper’s letters that they are “the finest specimens of epistology style in any language.”

jeremyatcamp: "You fearful saints, fresh courage take; The clouds you so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break In blessings on your head." William Cowper

oesterly: 'Tis joy enough, my All in All, At thy dear feet to lie; Thou wilt not let me lower fall, And none can higher fly. ~WILLIAM COWPER

JackPrasad10: The church today still sings the powerful, beautiful songs of the British poet and hymn writer William Cowper. Although he penned the words of hymns like “There Is a Fountain” and “God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” he was a depressed man.

JackPrasad10: His father then committed him to an asylum. There a doctor shared the gospel with him, and William Cowper came to Christ.

JackPrasad10: We too need to be the kind of friend that John Newton was to William Cowper. When we see someone who’s hurting, we need to engage them in conversation and offer to pray for them.

DistinctToday: Grade I-listed manor house that was once home to Sir William Cowper is for sale for £2.2m

DistinctToday: Grade I-listed manor house that was once home to Sir William Cowper is for sale for £2.2m

StephKMarvin: 1/4 The Contrite Heart by William Cowper: “The Lord will happiness divine On contrite hearts bestow; Then tell me, gracious God, is mine A contrite heart or no?

kevinhash: "When this poor lisping, stammering tongue, Lies silent in the grave, Then in a nobler, sweeter song,   I’ll sing Thy power to save:   I’ll sing Thy power to save,   I’ll sing Thy power to save; Then in a nobler, sweeter song,   I’ll sing Thy power to save." William Cowper

JohnCot32007597: "Restraining pray'r, we cease to fight; Pray'r makes the Christian's armour bright; And Satan trembles, when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees." William Cowper

JohnCot32007597: "Judge not the LORD by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face. His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding ev'ry hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flow'r." William Cowper

InterestingFol1: Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows not more. - William Cowper

BenjaminRamm: Excerpt from THE TASK (1788) by William Cowper what man, seeing this, And having human feelings, does not blush And hang his head, to think himself a man? I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth

jeysundhar_d: I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute, From the centre all round to the sea, I am lord of fowl and the brute. - William Cowper

NoWarChristian: "Though I am thus inclined to roam, Christ died for all my sin And calls my wand'ring spirit home To make me more like Him. So even in my darkest hour I know that I am loved; This grace alone has lasting pow'r To change me from above." -William Cowper

hymnquote: Writer/title attribution for five quotes on 6/13: William Cowper, 'Tis My Happiness Below; James Rowe, The Song of My Soul; Eliza E. Hewitt, Nothing to Pay; Lanta W. Smith, Scatter Sunshine; John Newton, Bitter and Sweet.

hymnquote: 'Tis my happiness below not to live without the cross, but the Savior's power to know, sanctifying every loss. Trials must and will befall, but with humble faith to see love inscribed upon them all, this is happiness to me. (William Cowper)

borkenaesop: Life William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

fakeAndyShore: "I have nothing against the Baptists. I just believe they were not held under long enough" -- William Cowper Brann

CowpNewtMuseum: "The sight our foolish heart inflames, We long for pineapples in frames; With hopeless wish one looks and lingers; One breaks the glass, and cuts his fingers; But they whom Truth and Wisdom lead, Can gather honey from a weed." - The Pineapple and the Bee, William Cowper

survivebesaved: Then my stubborn heart he broke, And subdu'd me to his sway; By a simple word he spoke, "Thy sins are done away." - William Cowper

AcrossTheWay_7: "The tear that is wiped with a little address may be followed, perhaps, by a smile." -William Cowper

NickNicklison: Of course if may seem that all these things are human choices. It may seem that it's govts imposing lockdowns & that it's BLM pulling down statues. But, as William Cowper noted, God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform...and his messages to convey. Listen and respond.

RicCantrell: ‘But oars alone can ne'er prevail to reach the distant coast; the breath of heaven must swell the sail, or all the toil is lost.’ — William Cowper, "Human Frailty," 1782

cat_liontou: Very excited about presenting my paper on William Cowper and deep time tomorrow!

daniel_mosel: "There is a fountain filled with blood Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains:" William Cowper

martinfclarke: 81. To the Immortal Memory of the Halibut (on which I dined this day, Monday, April 26, 1784) William Cowper

RickSClevenger: “Satan trembles when he finds the weakest saint upon their knees.” —William Cowper (1731-1800)

Nick_Batzig: "Blind unbelief is sure to err, and scan His work in vain; God is his own interpreter, and He will make it plain." - William Cowper

Blackcatprowl3: “The Negro's Complaint” [1788], William Cowper

HearsayTerence: Rome for empire far renowned, Tramples on a thousand states; Soon her pride shall kiss the ground- Hark! The Gaul is at her gates! William Cowper - Boadicea: An Ode.

jrh491: Sad notes on slow change: 'Is India free...Or do we grind her still?' William Cowper, The Task , 1785; Indian Independence Act, 18 July 1947.

Tim__Ambrose: Been thinking about William Cowper today and stumbled on this: Is there, as ye sometimes tell us, Is there one who reigns on high? Has he bid you buy and sell us, Speaking from his throne the sky? (from The Negro's Complaint by William Cowper, 1788)

martinfclarke: 80. Report of an Adjudged Case (not to be found in any of the books) William Cowper

JoeyCutless: Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. -William Cowper

Yessah__2: William Cowper The Complaint.

Yessah__2: William Cowper "Pity for Poor Africans". I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, For how could we do without sugar and rum? Especially sugar, so needful we see? What? give up our desserts, our coffee, and tea!

JoeyCutless: A life of ease is a difficult pursuit. -William Cowper



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