Faber's Hymns - online hymn-book

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

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB


Previous Contents Next
THE OLD LABORER.                   179
His inexpressive eye
Peered round him vacantly, As if whate'er he did he would be chidden;
He seemed a mere growth of earth;
Yet even he had mirth, As the great angels have, untold and hidden.
Alway his downcast eye
Was laughing silently, As if he found some jubilee in thinking;
For his one thought was God,
In that one thought he abode, For ever in that thought more deeply sinking.
Thus did he live his life,
A kind of passive strife, Upon the God within his heart relying;
Men left him all alone,
Because he was unknown, But he heard the angels sing when he was dying.
God judges by a light,
Which baffles mortal sight, And the useless-seeming man the crown hath won :
In His vast world above,
A world of broader love, God hath some grand employment for His son.






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III