Dark were the paths our Master trod

Dark were the paths our Master trod

Author: William Gaskell
Published in 8 hymnals

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Dark were the paths our Master trod,
Yet never failed his trust in God;
Cruel and fierce the wrongs he bore,
Yet he but felt for man the more.

Unto the cross in faith he went,
His Father’s willing instrument;
Upon the cross his prayer arose
In pity for his ruthless foes.

O, may we all his kindred be,
By holy love and sympathy;
Still loving man through every ill,
And trusting in our Father’s will!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #128

Author: William Gaskell

Gaskell, William, M.A., son of Mr. William Gaskell, was born at Latchford (a suburb of Warrington, on the Cheshire side of the Mersey), 24 July, 1805. He was educated at Manchester New College and at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. in 1825. In 1828 he became co-pastor with the Rev. J. G. Robberds at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, a position he held until his death. Mr. Gaskell was a man of cultivated mind and considerable literary ability. His publications include Lectures on the Lancashire Dialect, 1853, a small volume of Temperance Rhymes, 1839, and various theological works. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson, who afterwards attained celebrity as the authoress of Mary Barton, and of other popul… Go to person page >

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Author: William Gaskell

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #128Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #128Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #302Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d112
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #399Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d105
The Gospel Psalmist #190Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d73



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