William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

Praise For Faith - Poem by William Cowper

Of all the gifts Thine hand bestows,
Thou Giver of all good!
Not heaven itself a richer knows
Than my Redeemer's blood.

Faith too, the blood-receiving grace,
From the same hand we gain;
Else, sweetly as it suits our case,
That gift had been in vain.

Till Thou Thy teaching power apply,
Our hearts refuse to see,
And weak, as a distemper'd eye,
Shut out the view of Thee.

Blind to the merits of Thy Son,
What misery we endure!
Yet fly that Hand from which alone
We could expect a cure.

We praise Thee, and would praise Thee more,
To Thee our all we owe:
The precious Saviour, and the power
That makes Him precious too.


Comments about Praise For Faith by William Cowper

  • (6/12/2016 10:58:00 PM)


    A beautifully crafted religious song that is spiritual and composed in praise of the God. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/12/2016 4:19:00 PM)


    ......beautiful and spiritual ★ (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (6/12/2016 12:33:00 PM)


    God has given His best to us. I am an admirer of this great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/12/2016 12:57:00 AM)


    Thy teaching power apply! ! With the hope ahead. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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