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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 thro' 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... "
The Treasury: An Evangelical Monthly for Pastor and People - Page 43
1902
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 69

1869
...possible with God. While proudly disregarding the light of revelation, philosophy can but stumble, even " Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God." Bat the man who feels after the great Revealer " if haply he may find him," is not left to walk in...
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Gardeners' Chronicle, Horticultural Trade Journal, Part 1

1875
...truths being brought to light. In any case, however, the knowledge only carries us back a step or two " Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God." If the chemist, the statist, the astronomer, lose themselves — as they delight to do — in the inquiry...
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The Living Age, Volume 213

1897
...laureate who after stating In the strongest form the excuses for doubt, proceeded to say of himself: — 1 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...
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The Church

1864
...distance at which an unseen God keep« ? and— " Faltering where he firmly trod, And fulling 'neath his weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs, . That slope through darkness up to God," is it any wonder if he longs for some personal manifestation of God, euch ai takes place in Christ...
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The Marlborough magazine

Marlborough coll - 1855
...Thy sister Judgement now doth stronger seem Upon the stage, where erst thou played'st thy part : ' I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my...cares, Upon the great world's altar-stairs, That slope thro' darkness up to God ; " A leader false and castaway thou art," She sternly speaketh ; but thy...
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In Memoriam

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1850 - 210 pages
...Her secret meaning in her deeds, And finding that of fifty seeds 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 78 I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust aiid chaff, and call To what I feel is...
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In Memoriam, Issue 1

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1850 - 210 pages
...Her secret meaning in her deeds, And finding that of fifty seeds 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 78 I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is...
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The Princess: A Medley

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1851 - 182 pages
...Her secret meaning in her deeds, And finding that of fifty seeds She often brings but one to bear ; I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my...cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope thro' darkness up to God ; I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and...
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John Drayton; being a history of the early life and development of a ...

Margaret Oliphant Oliphant - 1851
...DRAYTON. CHAPTER I. "Fall Upon the great world's altar stairs, That slope through darkness up to God— And gather dust, and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord of all—" DAVID BRUCE is saying these words half aloud, and John Drayton's eye falls upon them as he bashfully...
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The Monthly Religious Magazine, Volume 6; Volume 8

1851
...of peace. " And falling, with my weight of care, Upon the great world's altar-stair, "Which slopes through darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope ; " and alas ! but how "faintly trust the larger hope ! " This battle of life, — these victories of sin,...
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