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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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Interpretation of the Spiritual Philosophy

James Gurnhill - 1920 - 179 pages
...not in vain, because they were in earnest, and sought Him where He is ever to be found, in Nature ; " Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope through darkness up to God." 2 1 Better, as Bishop Ellicott points out : " We live and are moved and exist," ftutr tal mvotineSa...
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A Receivership for Civilization from Biblical Church with Its Primitive ...

Duren James Henderson Ward - 1922 - 328 pages
...light; And with no language but a cry. 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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Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States ...

United States. Congress - 1942 - 144 pages
...light; And with no language, but a cry. I falter where I firmly trod. And fall with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs. That slope through darkness up to God. I stretch lame hands and grope And gather dust and chaff and call To what I feel is Lord of all, And...
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Evolution: Genesis and Revelations: With Readings from Empedocles to Wilson

C. Leon Harris - 1981 - 339 pages
...She often brings but one to bear, l falter where l firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, l stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what l feel is Lord...
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Ultimate Questions: A Theological Primer

Clyde F. Crews - 1986 - 169 pages
...seems So careless of the single life 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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Alfred Tennyson

Reader in Literature Elaine Jordan, Elaine Jordan - 1988 - 191 pages
...with guilt. In LV 'lame hands' that fail like Nature and Sorrow to hold anything 'grope' and crawl Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God. These lines affirm the God which they fail to believe in securely, but in LXXII, which records the...
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Poetry and Phantasy

Antony Easthope - 1989 - 227 pages
...often brings but one to bear, I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares 15 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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Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Thomas Stearns Eliot - 1998 - 428 pages
...The Dark Night of the Soul and The Ascent of Mount Carmel. Compare Tennyson, In Memoriam LV 15—16: Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God, 13 pot: OED ra: 'Often with defining word, as glue-pot'. 14 clippings: OED ib: 'A press cutting, orig....
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 43

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1851
...months back, were hud the remains of one who, rivalling his brother in great and good qualities, met Ute him an early death — one more example of hope blighted,...with the subject of the memoir before us. What might be have been but for opportunities neglected, and gifte abused:' Tlteir sun went down 'ere noon; Aw...
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The Christian Science Journal, Volume 27

1909
...Tennyson in his famous lines, — 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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