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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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Homiletic Review, Volume 50

1905
...nature herself, and, like Tennyson : " 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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Christian Theology, Volume 1

Milton Valentine - 1906
...of God, but a further gifty9-0#z Him. It is not humanity's progress into the light by its own ascent upon " The great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God," but His gracious descent to us. Without doubt much truth is gained from nature, but it is only truth...
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Intimations of Immortality: Significant Thoughts on the Future Life

Helen Philbrook Patten - 1906 - 244 pages
...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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Stokes' Encyclopedia of Familiar Quotations: Containing Five Thousand ...

1906 - 806 pages
...Ancient Mariner, lines 232, 233, 598 Alone I did it, SHAKESPEARE, Coriolanus, v, 6 [5] Altar-stairs, — Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, TENNYSON, In Memoriam, Iv, st, 4 Ambassador, — An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad...
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Julius Caesar: A Study

John Macmillan Brown - 1906 - 180 pages
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Looking Upward Day by Day

Emily Vanderbilt Sloane Hammond - 1909 - 380 pages
...careth for you. — i PETER 5: 7 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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Introducing Men to Christ: Fundamental Studies

Willis Duke Weatherford - 1911 - 184 pages
...The likest God within the soul ? I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of caret 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 Pageant of English Poetry: Being 1150 Poems and Extracts by 300 Authors

Robert Maynard Leonard - 1911 - 606 pages
...An infant crying for the light : 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 Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods, Volume 8

1911 - 754 pages
...outbalances the buoyancy of faith: 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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Methodist Review, Volume 70

1888
...and piercing cry of the soul, Faltering where he firmly trod, And falling with his weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God. Yes ! That is the tragedy of the seer's life ! To be haunted with a sense of unseen beauty, with dreams...
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