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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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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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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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Thames-side in the Past: Sketches of Its Literature & Society

Francis Cotterell Hodgson - 1913 - 402 pages
...spectacles of suffering, says : — 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...
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On the Threshold of the Unseen: An Examination of the Phenomena of ...

Sir William Barrett - 1917 - 336 pages
...in the dark hours of their bereavement. They have seen in it a ray of heavenly light falling — " Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God." NOTE. — There are of course various philosophical theories to account for consciousness and its relation...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English, 1580-1918, Volume 2

Burton Egbert Stevenson - 1918 - 4009 pages
...She often brings but one to bear, I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares at his word, He's but a coof for a' that; For a' that, 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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That One Face: Studies of the Place of Jesus in the Minds of Poets and Prophets

Richard Roberts - 1919 - 199 pages
...immortality. The blow left him staggering: "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, 1 The prose quotations from Tennyson in our study are taken from his biography written by his son,...
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