Faber's Hymns - online hymn-book

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

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Eternal thoughts in simplest words
Fell meekly from their tongue, While the fragrance of Eternity
To their silent presence clung.
For monthlike days, for yearlike nights,
I saw all this about me: It should have been my work; but God
Had to do the work without me.
I only saw how I had missed
A thousand things from blindness,
How all that I had done appeared Scarce better than unkindness.
How that to comfort those that mourn
Is a thing for saints to try; Yet haply God might have done less,
Had a saint been there, not I.
Alas ! we have so little grace,
With love so little burn, That the hardest of our works for God
Is to comfort those who mourn.

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