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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 Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate, Etc ..., Volume 2

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - English poetry - 1866
...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 Contemporary Review, Volume 2

Great Britain - 1866
...conceive how they coexist, yet we can believe that, in some manner unknown to us, they do coexist, — " They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they." If this be scepticism, it is a scepticism which strangely resembles the definition given, by a distinguished...
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The Christian world magazine (and family visitor).

1871
..." our little systems " have had their day and ceased to be, we shall know, oh, our Father ! that " They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they." Mr. Lane was buried by his wife, who had been in her grave for twenty years, and Miss Lane was left...
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Poems, Volume 2

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1868 - 879 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, Original and Selected

J. F. Elwin - Hymns, English - 1869 - 64 pages
...eternal day, In one eternal home. 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. BE useful where thou livest, that they may Both want and wish thy pleasing presence still ; Kindness,...
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Modern Christian heroes, a gallery of protesting and reforming men

George Gilfillan - 1869 - 312 pages
...and who besides say with the Laureate — " Our little systems pass away — They pass away and cease to be ; They are but broken lights of Thee ; And Thou, O Lord, art more than they " — can derive good and meaning even from the terr1fic dogmas of the past, and conclude that although,...
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Ichthus Christ in Song: Hymns of Immanuel

Philip Schaff - Hymns, English - 1870 - 711 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 from...
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New Outlook, Volume 63

1899
...are not only free to confess that 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, but also free to examine and criticise, and by all means try to get fuller knowledge and ever clearer...
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Hymns for the Church and the Home: With a Selection of Psalms

Bible - 1870 - 599 pages
...wills are ours, to make them thine. 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. 268 LM MASON. JTljc )hn'iac of tlic fniiMble ffiotr. OU, Lord ! by mortal eyes unseen, And by thine...
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Summer Drift-wood for the Winter Fire

Rose Porter - Children - 1870 - 175 pages
...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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