O see how Jesus trusts himself

O see how Jesus trusts himself

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Tune: FLENSBURG
Published in 36 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

Notes

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)

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #269

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d673

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #287

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #287

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #355

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #720

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #720

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #720

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #175

The Choralist #d257

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d668

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The Gospel Psalmist #353

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #366

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The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d793

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #352

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #333

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