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88 Most Popular & Representative Christian Hymns From Frederick William Faber.

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INTRODUCTION.                     xxiii
But his death was sincerely mourned by Catholics all over the world; a pillar of their faith had indeed been overthrown. His works, however, remained, and the story of his life, which was remarkable for its religious character. His aim throughout was to sacrifice himself to his duty and to God. To quote from his biographer, John Edward Bowden, who was connected with him in the Oratory: "Words cannot reproduce the gracious presence, the musical voice, the captivating smile, cannot give back to earthly life the charm of person or the fascination of manner, any more than the fire of genius or the nobility of soul, and cannot, therefore, satisfy those whose labors were cheered, and sorrows comforted, whose interior lives were formed and directed to God, whose bright­est, happiest hours were blessed by the wisdom, holiness, and love of Frederick William Faber."
Faber's great legacy to the world was his hymns, which have been adopted by all denominations as the expression of the most intense and personal religious feeling. In these, all hearts may join and throb in sympathy, bowing before the same Divinity, which fills the universe.
The following collection of Faber's Hymns, while not complete, nevertheless contains all the best known and most popular of his religious poems, and may be

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