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Faith grasps the blessing she desires

Faith grasps the blessing she desires

Author: Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876
Tune: WESTMINSTER (Turle)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. Faith grasps the blessing she desires,
Hope points the upward gaze;
And Love, celestial Love, inspires
The eloquence of praise.

2. But sweeter far the still small voice
Unheard by human ear,
When God has made the heart rejoice,
And dried the bitter tear.

3. No accents flow, no words ascend;
All utterance faileth there;
But God Himself doth comprehend
And answer silent prayer.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1409

Author: Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876

Martineau, Harriet, was born at Norwich, June 12, 1802, and died at Ambleside, June 27, 1876. Best known as the writer of Illustrations of Political Economy, Retrospect of Western Travel; two novels, Deerbrook and The Hour and the Man; Eastern Life, Past and Present; a History of the Thirty Years’ Peace, and various other works. Her first publication was a book of Devotional Exercises, with hymns appended to each Exercise, and her hymns also belong to what she speaks of in the Autobiography as her "Unitarian" period. Five of them appeared in A Collection of Hymns for Christian Worship, printed in 1831 for the congregation of Eustace Street, Dublin, and edited by her brother, the Rev. James Martineau. 1. All men are equal in their birth.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Faith grasps the blessing she desires
Author: Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876

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The Cyber Hymnal #1409
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