In vain we thus recall to mind

In vain we thus recall to mind

Author: William Gaskell
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In vain we thus recall to mind
The cross our Master bore,
Unless a holier strength we find,
And love his spirit more.

May we, like him, though thanked with ill;
Insulted, and withstood,
In hope and patience labor still
To do our brethren good.

Like him may we, unmurmuring, go
Our heaven-appointed way,
And learn, ’midst gathering storms of woe,
“God’s will be done!” to say.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #149

Author: William Gaskell

Gaskell, William, M.A., son of Mr. William Gaskell, was born at Latchford (a suburb of Warrington, on the Cheshire side of the Mersey), 24 July, 1805. He was educated at Manchester New College and at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. in 1825. In 1828 he became co-pastor with the Rev. J. G. Robberds at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, a position he held until his death. Mr. Gaskell was a man of cultivated mind and considerable literary ability. His publications include Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect, 1853, a small volume of Temperance Rhymes, 1839, and various theological works. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, who afterwards attained celebrity as the authoress of Mary Barton, and of other popul… Go to person page >

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Author: William Gaskell