Gift (Oliver Holden)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-04). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 60 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition. Four more stanzas from Cowper's hymn added below.
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2015-04-04). Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 62 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Four more stanzas from Cowper's hymn added below.
Description: Words by William Cowper, 1779, his Hymn 80 of Book 3, entitled Praise for Faith.
Original text and translations
Praise for Faith, by William Cowper, published in Olney Hymns, 1779
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 distempered 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 Savior, and the power
That makes Him precious too.