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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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A Manual of Anthropology: Or, Science of Man, Based on Modern Research

Charles Bray - 1871 - 398 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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Constitution, Act of Incorporation and By-laws ... with ... an Historical ...

Boston Episcopal Charitable Society - 1871 - 116 pages
...evening shade which overtakes the suffering. There they lie. " Falling with their weight of cares, Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope through darkness up to God," human compassion ascend to meet and mingle with it, until the sufferers are every where encompassed...
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Faith and Free Thought: A Second Course of Lectures Delivered at the Request ...

Christian evidence society, Samuel Wilberforce - 1872 - 468 pages
...back upon the throne ; but there are others who in pursuing their studies feel themselves treading " Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God ;" while others, again, believe that for a full conception of the universe, it is necessary to gain...
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Catholic World, Volume 18

1874 - 932 pages
...absolute, the infinite, the eternal, the sense of the allbeautiful, the all-perfect — made them fall " Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God," and stretch hands of faith, and trust the larger hope. We do not propose to offer any arguments to...
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Our Poetical Favorites, Second Series: A Selection from the Best ..., Volume 2

1876 - 564 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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876 - 570 pages
...And finding that of fifty seeds She often brings but one to bear, strength, SONGS OF THREE CENTURIES. 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 chafr, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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Summer Days and Winter Evenings

Hugh Taylor Howat - 1878 - 361 pages
...stanza from In Memoriam : — " 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." The sloping of the altar-stairs of prayer through the darkness of earth up to the light of heaven is...
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A year of promise, prayer and praise, being a text, hymn and prayer for ...

M H S - 1879
...thou mine unbelief. MARK ix. 24. I FALTRR 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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Sermons on the International Sunday-school Lessons for 1876-19 ..., Volume 4

Monday Club (Boston). - 1879 - 458 pages
...experience, when we hear him saying, — " 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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