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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 Mind of Tennyson: His Thoughts on God, Freedom, and Immortality

Elias Hershey Sneath - 1900 - 212 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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Proceedings of the New York State Conference of Religion

1900
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A Year Book of Famous Lyrics: Selections from the British and American Poets ...

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - 1901 - 392 pages
...often brings but one to bear โ€” 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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Essays: Theological and Literary

Charles Carroll Everett - 1901 - 382 pages
...of existence, the poet cries : " 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 Treasury: An Evangelical Monthly for Pastor and People, Volume 19

1902 - 972 pages
...righteous Abel and grew with the growth of human sin and need until we sou all nations blindly groping "Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God." We see also a procession of innocent and bleeding victims that runs like a scarlet thread through the...
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Technology Review, Volume 4

1902
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Six Lectures on Pastoral Theology: With an Appendix on the Influence of ...

James Maurice Wilson - 1903 - 326 pages
...appeals to us to show that we have got behind the conventionalities, and have at any rate begun to fall Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope through darkness up to God. It is a tremendous appeal ; and it comes from hundreds who are present in our churches, and from the...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Volume 11

John Ruskin - 1904 - 626 pages
...[Compare In Memoriam, Iv. โ€” a passage quoted in one of Kuskiu's " Letters to MG" (Mary Gladstone) :โ€” " Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God."] ยง 27. Observe, also, the difference between tasting knowI ledge and hoarding it. In this respect it...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

1904
...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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How to Get the Best Out of Books

Richard Le Gallienne - 1904 - 167 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 fate, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord...
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