O see how Jesus trusts himself

O see how Jesus trusts himself

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Tune: FLENSBURG
Published in 38 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

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… 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 #269

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

Church and University Hymns #d144

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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 #196

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Laudes Domini #355

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Laudes Domini #149

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Lyra Catholica #541

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1454

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Plymouth Collection #a1057

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #486

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Revival Hymns #239

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d364

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad821

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b720

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Songs for the Sanctuary #720

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Songs for the Sanctuary #720

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Songs for the Sanctuary #720

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

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #720

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #97

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Songs of the Church #445

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1057

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #175

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The Catholic Hymn Book #227

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 #366

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d455

The Plymouth Hymnal #d388

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #207d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d793

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The Voice of Praise #352

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #333

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