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" Our little systems have their day; They have their day and cease to be; They are but broken lights of thee, And thou, O Lord, art more than they. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 507
1881
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 21

American literature - 1850
...Thus in the prefatory poem : — " Our little systems have their day ; They have their day and cease to be; They are but broken lights of thee, — And thou, O Lord, art more than they. We have but faith : we cannot know ; For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes...
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Proceedings, Volume 32

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1878
...embrace, Believing where we cannot prove. Our little systems have their day, They have their day and cease to be ; They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they. THE CREDIBILITY OF VENERABLE BEDE, SAINT AND CONFESSOR, AND OF HIS FOLLOWERS. BY JOSEPH BOULT. IT is...
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In Memoriam

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1850 - 210 pages
...wills are ours, to make them thine. Our little systems have their day ; They have their day and cease to be : They are but broken lights of thee, And thou, O Lord, art more than they. We have but faith : we cannot know ; For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes...
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The Prospective Review: A Quarterly Journal of Theology and Literature, Volume 6

Literature - 1850
...Thus in the prefatory poem : — " Our little systems have their day ; They have their day and cease to be : They are but broken lights of thee, — And thou, O Lord, art more than they. We have but faith : we cannot know ; For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes...
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In Memoriam

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1850 - 216 pages
...wills are ours, to make them thine. Our little systems have their day ; They have their day and cease to be : They are but broken lights of thee, And thou, O Lord, art more than they. We have but faith : we cannot know ; For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes...
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Hymns for the Church of Christ

Frederic Henry Hedge, Frederic Dan Huntington - Hymns, English - 1853 - 640 pages
...hast made him : thou art just. 3 Our little systems have their day ; They have their day, and cease to be ; They are but broken lights of thee, And thou, O Lord, art more than they. 4 We have but faith ; we cannot know ; For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes...
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An Excursion Among the Poets

English poetry - 1853 - 360 pages
...wills are ours, to make them Thine. Our little systems have their day ; They have their day and cease to be : They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they. ; We have but faith ; we cannot know : For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes...
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Theological Essays

Frederick Denison Maurice - Religion - 1854 - 369 pages
...wills are ours, to make them Thine. " Our little systems have their day ; They have their day and cease to be : They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they."* * " In Memoriam," opening versea. REVELATION NOT SYSTEM. 69 Yes ! it is deeply and eternally true that...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 31

1884
...wills are ours, to make them Thine. Our little systems have their day; They have their day and cease to be. They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they. We have hut faith : we eanuot know ; For knowledge is of things we sec; And yet we trust it comes from...
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The Testimony of the Poets

Epes Sargent - Religious poetry, English - 1854 - 360 pages
...wills are ours, to make them Thine. Our little systems have their day ; They have their day and cease to be : They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they. We have but faith ; we cannot know : For knowledge is of things we see ; And yet we trust it comes...
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