William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

William Cowper Poems

1. On Opening A Place For Social Prayer 1/3/2003
2. Self-Acquaintance 1/3/2003
3. Submission 1/3/2003
4. Seeking The Beloved 1/3/2003
5. Sardis 1/3/2003
6. To Delia: On Her Endeavouring To Conceal Her Grief At Parting 1/13/2003
7. Prayer For Patience 1/3/2003
8. The House Of Prayer 1/3/2003
9. Sonnet To William Wilberforce, Esq. 1/1/2004
10. On The Late Indecent Liberties Taken With The Remains Of Milton 1/13/2003
11. The Task: Book Ii, The Time-Piece (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
12. Pleading For And With Youth 1/3/2003
13. On Pallas Bathing, From A Hymn Of Callimachus 4/13/2010
14. On Pedigree. From Epicharmus 4/13/2010
15. On Receiving Hayley's Picture 4/13/2010
16. On The Astrologers (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
17. On The Author Of Letters On Literature 4/13/2010
18. On The Death Of The Bishop Of Ely. Anno Aet. 17. (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
19. On The Death Of The Vice-Chancellor, A Physician (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
20. On The High Price Of Fish 4/13/2010
21. On The Neglect Of Homer 4/13/2010
22. On The Platonic 'Ideal' As It Was Understood By Aristotle. (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
23. On The Reed (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
24. On The Same - (On The Burning Of Lord Mansfield's Library) 4/13/2010
25. On The Same By Palladas 4/13/2010
26. On The Queen's Visit To London, The Night Of The 17th March 1789 4/13/2010
27. On The Receipt Of A Hamper. (In The Manner Of Homer) 4/13/2010
28. Ovid. Trist. Lib. V. Elegy Xii. 4/13/2010
29. Pernicious Weed! 4/13/2010
30. Prudent Simplicity (Translated From Owen) 4/13/2010
31. R. S. S. 4/13/2010
32. Scenes Favourable To Meditation 4/13/2010
33. See Where The Thames, The Purest Stream 4/13/2010
34. Self–diffidence 4/13/2010
35. Self–love And Truth Incompatible 4/13/2010
36. Repose In God 4/13/2010
37. Song 4/13/2010
38. Song. Written At The Request Of Lady Austen 4/13/2010
39. Sonnet To A Young Lady On Her Birth-Day 4/13/2010
40. Sonnet To Henry Cowper, Esq. 4/13/2010
Best Poem of William Cowper

God Moves In A Mysterious Way

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall 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.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every ...

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The Sower

(Matthew, xiii.3)

Ye sons of earth prepare the plough,
Break up your fallow ground;
The sower is gone forth to sow,
And scatter blessings round.

The seed that finds a stony soil
Shoots forth a hasty blade;

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