Frederick William Faber
Frederick William Faber Poems
- The Will Of God I worship thee, sweet will of God! And all ...
- Jesus Gentlest Savior Jesus, gentlest Savior, God of might ...
- The Wren There is a bay, all still and lone, And in the ...
- Deep In The Holy Church Deep in the holy Church are ...
- Laud's Devotions In stillest prayers and hours of holy ...
- First Love I have been long without a home, And yearned too ...
- She Is Bright And Young She is bright and young, and her ...
Frederick William Faber (28 June 1814 — 26 September 1863), British hymn writer and theologian, was born at Calverley, Yorkshire, where his grandfather, Thomas Faber, was vicar.
Faber attended the grammar school of Bishop Auckland for a short time, but a large portion of his boyhood was spent in Westmorland. He afterwards went to Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1835, he obtained ... more »
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The Will Of God
I worship thee, sweet will of God!
And all thy ways adore;
And every day I live, I seem
To love thee more and more.
Thou wert the end, the blessed rule
Of our Saviour's toils and tears;
Thou wert the passion of his heart
Those three and thirty years.
And he hath breathed into my soul
A special love of thee,
A love to lose my will in his,
And by that loss be free.
I love to see thee bring to naught
The plans of wily men;
When simple hearts outwit the wise,
Oh, thou art loveliest then.
The headstrong world it presses hard