William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

William Cowper Poems

81. The Love Of God The End Of Life 4/13/2010
82. The Poet's New-Year's Gift. To Mrs. (Afterwards Lady) Throckmorton 4/13/2010
83. The Salad. By Virgil 4/13/2010
84. The Secrets Of Divine Love Are To Be Kept 4/13/2010
85. The Cricket 4/13/2010
86. The Ice Palace 4/13/2010
87. The Cantab 4/13/2010
88. The Cause Won 4/13/2010
89. The Cock-Fighter's Garland 4/13/2010
90. Strada's Nightingale 4/13/2010
91. On The Death Of Mrs. Throckmorton's Bullfinch 4/13/2010
92. Stanzas Subjoined To The Yearly Bill Of Mortality Of The Parish Of All-Saints, Northampton. Anno Domini 1792 4/13/2010
93. Stanzas Subjoined To The Yearly Bill Of Mortality Of The Parish Of All-Saints, Northampton. Anno Domini 1789 4/13/2010
94. Song On Peace 4/13/2010
95. Sonnet Iii. Canzone. (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
96. Sonnet Addressed To William Hayley, Esq. 4/13/2010
97. Simple Trust 4/13/2010
98. Retalliation 4/13/2010
99. On The Swallow (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
100. On The Promotion Of Edward Thurlow, Esq. To The Lord High Chancellorship Of England 4/13/2010
101. On The Benefit Received By His Majesty From Sea-Bathing, In The Year 1789 4/13/2010
102. On Observing Some Names Of Little Note Recorded In The Biographia Britannica 4/13/2010
103. On Mrs. Montague's Feather Hangings 4/13/2010
104. The Waiting Soul 1/3/2003
105. The Task: Book I, The Sofa (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
106. The Happy Change 1/3/2003
107. Temptation 1/3/2003
108. The Hidden Life 1/3/2003
109. On Opening A Place For Social Prayer 1/3/2003
110. To The Rev. William Cawthorne Unwin 4/13/2010
111. The Thracian 4/13/2010
112. The Tears Of A Painter 4/13/2010
113. The Valediction 4/13/2010
114. There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood 4/13/2010
115. To The Nightingale, Which The Author Heard Sing On New Year's Day 4/13/2010
116. On Niobe (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
117. On The Death Of Damon. (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
118. On The Ice Islands Seen Floating In The German Ocean 4/13/2010
119. Sonnet I. (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
120. Sonnet Ii. (Translated From Milton) 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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For The Poor

When Hagar found the bottle spent
And wept o'er Ishmael,
A message from the Lord was sent
To guide her to a well.

Should not Elijah's cake and cruse
Convince us at this day,
A gracious God will not refuse
Provisions by the way?

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