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

Frederic Lawrence Knowles - 1901 - 392 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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Essays: Theological and Literary

Charles Carroll Everett - 1901 - 358 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
...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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Six Lectures on Pastoral Theology: With an Appendix on the Influence of ...

James Maurice Wilson - 1903 - 262 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
...[Compare In Memoriam, Iv. — a passage quoted in one of Kuskiu's " Letters to MG" (Mary Gladstone) :— " Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God."] § 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 ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 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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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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