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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 Reasonableness of Christianity

William Musham Metcalfe - Apologetics - 1882 - 284 pages
...Theologies, let us never forget Our little systems have their day ; They have their clay and cease to be ; They are but broken lights of Thee, And Thou, O Lord, art more than they. " They are but broken lights of Thee," — let a man bear that upon his mind. Let him hold fast to...
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Studies in the Acts of the Apostles

John Cynddylan Jones - Bible - 1882 - 325 pages
...creed formulated by human wisdom. " 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." II. The Gospel is compared to "a great sheet LET DOWN FROM HEAVEN." In this we perceive a hint thaf...
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Trust Yourself to Life

Clara M. Codd - Religion - 1988 - 126 pages
...Tennyson with prophetic vision writes: 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. Man is becoming more and more lawconscious. Science has taught us the reign of the immutable physical...
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The Personalist

Ralph Tyler Flewelling - Personalism - 1920
...poet has said all that need be said. 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. Let knowledge grow from more to more, But more of reverence in us dwell ; That mind and soul, according...
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More Nineteenth Century Studies: A Group of Honest Doubters

Basil Willey - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 304 pages
...The highest, holiest manhood, thou: 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? Yet even this dissatisfied the fastidious Henry Sidgwick: 'I 1 Aspecti...
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742 Heart Warming Poems

1982 - 333 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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Europe, America, and the Wider World: Volume 1, Europe and the World Economy ...

William Nelson Parker - Business & Economics - 1984 - 288 pages
...Tennyson's verses learned in high school: "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!" Such lines, supportive of the paradigm mongers can yet be turned against them. Scientific revolutions...
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Victorian and Modern Poetics

Carol T. Christ - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 188 pages
...articulate that end or that event. 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. (Prologue) Man's limitations keep him from seeing the perfect whole, but the fragmentary nature of...
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Introduction to the Seven Rays

Kurt Abraham - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1986 - 108 pages
...understand the world in which we live. 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. From In Memoriam, by Alfred Lord Tennyson The THREE RAYS OF ASPECT and THREE PRACTICAL KEYNOTES: EMPOWERMENT,...
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The New English Hymnal

Canterbury Press - Religion - 1989 - 544 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. Alfred Tennyson 1 809-92 456 Teach me, my God and King, In all things thee to see; And what I do in...
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