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" I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord of all, And... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 355
1851
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The Harp and the Cross: A Collection of Religious Poetry

1857 - 374 pages
...She often brings but one to bear ; I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope through darkness up to God ; I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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Poems, Volume 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1859 - 520 pages
...She often brings but one to bear ; I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope through darkness up to God ; 1 stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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Poems and Essays, Volume 2

William Caldwell Roscoe - 1860 - 576 pages
...She often brings but one to bear ; I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God ; I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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The Harp and the Cross: A Collection of Religious Poetry

Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch - 1861 - 364 pages
...She often brings but one to bear ; I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope through darkness up to God ; I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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Poetical Works, Volume 2

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1861 - 364 pages
...deeds, And finding that of fifty seeds [ falter wnore I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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Sermons Preached in Lincoln's Inn Chapel

William Thomson - 1861 - 456 pages
...make the poet's words our own — " I falter where I firmly trod, And fall with all my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope through darkness up to God."' But it is the very " weight of cares " that oppresses us, that should lead us to a higher truth. And...
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The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, Etc ..., Volume 2

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1861
...She often brings but one to bear, I falter wnere I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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The Christian spectator. New ser. [of The Monthly Christian ..., Volumes 3-4

1862
...succeed to the spirit of trust, and ' I falter where I firmly trod : And, falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, ' I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, Etc: Two Volumes in One

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1862 - 698 pages
...deeds, And finding that of fifty seeds I falter wnere I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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Jesus 'mighty to save': Isaiah lxiii.1 or, Christ for all the world, and all ...

Alexander Balloch Grosart - 1863
...in the name of the Lord, and stay upon God," (Isa. 1. 10.) . . . . " Fall with thy weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God." * And yet again : " Come unto me, ALL ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,"...
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