1 Oh, see how Jesus trusts himself
Unto our childish love!
As though by his free ways with us
Our earnestness to prove.
2 The light of live is round his feet,
His paths are never dim;
And he comes nigh to us when we
Dare not come nigh to him.
3 Let us be simple with him then,
Not backward, stiff, nor cold,
As though our Bethlehem could be
What Sinai was of old.
Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #333
O see how Jesus trusts Himself. F. W. Faber. [True Love.] Published in the 1849 edition of his Jesus and Mary, &c, p. 187, in 23 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "True Love." It is also in his Hymns, 1862. The cento usually found in common use was given in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, No. 784, and is composed of stanzas i., iii., v. and vi. This is repeated in Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884, and, with slight alterations, in Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)