Feeble, helpless, how shall I

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1 Feeble, helpless, how shall I
Learn to live and learn to die?
Who, O God, my guide shall be?
Who shall lead Thy child to Thee?

2 Blessèd Father, gracious One,
Thou hast sent Thy Holy Son;
He will give the light I need,
He my trembling steps will lead.

3 Through this world, uncertain, dim,
Let me ever learn on Him,
From His precepts wisdom draw,
Make His life my solemn law.

4 Thus in deed, and thought, and word,
Led by Jesus Christ, the Lord,
In my weakness, thus shall I
Learn to live and learn to die.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #56

Author: William Henry Furness

Furness, William Henry, D.D., born in Boston, 1802, and graduated at Harvard in Arts and Theology, 1820. From 1825 he has been an Unitarian Pastor in Philadelphia. He is an accomplished scholar, and has been an active worker in reforms of various kinds. His publications are numerous and include a Manual of Domestic Worship, 1840, and a translation of Schiller's Song of the Bell. His hymns are somewhat numerous, and several of them have great merit. The best and most widely used are:— 1. Father in heaven, to Thee my heart. Resignation. Appeared in The Christian Disciple, 1822. It was repeated in this form in some of the older collections, and a few modern hymnals, including the Boston Unitarian Hymns [& Tune] Book, 1868.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Feeble, helpless, how shall I
Author: William Henry Furness

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #214

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #214

A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d26

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #658

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Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #96

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #156

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #156

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #619

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #56

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d15

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d83

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #361

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #389

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #549

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #114

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Hymnal Amore Dei #304

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #304

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d123

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #250

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #250

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d41

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d19

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #309

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #309

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #217

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Hymns of the Church Universal #175

Lyra Sacra Americana: or, Gems from American Sacred Poetry #d48

New Praises of Jesus #d29

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Original Hymns for Sabbath Schools #7

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d37

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d162

Sabbath Songs #d30

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School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #89

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #169

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #778

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #778

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #778

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #778

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1031

Sparkling Diamonds #d22

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Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #106

The Alleluia #d55

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The Book of Worship #137

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: with devotional exercises. (Rev. ed.) #52

The Church-Book #d96

The Clariona #d49

The Day School Hymn Book. New and enl. ed. #d24

The Gospel Hymnal #d148

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d100

The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d67

The Imperial Harmony #d66

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The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #117

The Parish School Hymnal #d71

The Sabbath School Lyre #d32

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #48

The Victory #d91

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d98

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d53

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #135

Youthful Voices #d58

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #778

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #778

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