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" Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take, The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head. "
The complete poetical works of William Cowper, with life and critical notice ... - Page 249
by William Cowper - 1855
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 3

William Cowper - 1831
...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. His purposes...be the flower.' Blind unbelief is sure to err,* And scan his work in vain : XXXV. WELCOME CROSS. 'Tis my happiness below Not to live without the cross,...
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The Sacred Harp

1831 - 240 pages
...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. His purposes...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. THE DYING CHRISTIAN...
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Church Psalmody: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship

Lowell Mason - 1831 - 576 pages
....feeble sense, But trust him for his grace ; Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face. 5 His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour...have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain ; God is his own interpreter, And he...
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The Life of the Rev. John Wesley: Founder of the Methodist Societies

Richard Watson - 1831 - 328 pages
...particularity. Cowper's fine hymn on Providence is greatly improved by omitting the stanza : " His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour;...have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower." This is a figure not only not found in sacred inspired poetry, but which has too much preUiness to...
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A collection of Psalms and hymns; designed for public worship

1831
...feeble sense, But trust him for his grace ; Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smilmg face. 5 His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour...have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain ; God is his own interpreter, And he will...
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Hymns, written and adapted to the weekly Church service of the year [ed. by ...

Reginald Heber (bp. of Calcutta.) - 1832
...feeble sense, But trust Him for his grace ; Behind a frowning Providence He hides a smiling face. 8 His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour...be the flower. Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan His works in vain ; God is His own interpreter, And He will make it plain ! FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER...
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A collection of interesting and instructive lessons, intended as a sequel to ...

James Campbell (teacher of English.) - 1832
...trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. His purposes will open fast, Unfolding every hour: The bud may have a bitter...be the flower. Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his ways in vain ; God is his own interpreter, And he will make them plain. 26. The Bear. Cowper....
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A selection of hymns from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to dr ...

John Rippon - 1832
...Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust him for his grace ; <"' Behind a frowning providence 5 His purposes will ripen fast, > Unfolding every hour;...have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, A nd scan his work in vain ; God is his own interpreter, ' And...
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A collection of hymns for general use

Collection - 1833
...head. 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,...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. LIII. COWPER. GOD of...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq: Compiled from His Correspondence and Other ...

Thomas Taylor - 1833 - 487 pages
...But trust him for his grace ; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. His purposes all ripen fast, Unfolding every hour ; The bud may have...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.' CHAPTER VII. Great...
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