Feeble, helpless, how shall I

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1 Feeble, helpless, how shall I
Learn to live and learn to die?
Who, O God, my guide shall be?
Who shall lead Thy child to Thee?

2 Blessèd Father, gracious One,
Thou hast sent Thy Holy Son;
He will give the light I need,
He my trembling steps will lead.

3 Through this world, uncertain, dim,
Let me ever learn on Him,
From His precepts wisdom draw,
Make His life my solemn law.

4 Thus in deed, and thought, and word,
Led by Jesus Christ, the Lord,
In my weakness, thus shall I
Learn to live and learn to die.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #56

Author: William Henry Furness

Furness, William Henry, D.D., born in Boston, 1802, and graduated at Harvard in Arts and Theology, 1820. From 1825 he has been an Unitarian Pastor in Philadelphia. He is an accomplished scholar, and has been an active worker in reforms of various kinds. His publications are numerous and include a Manual of Domestic Worship, 1840, and a translation of Schiller's Song of the Bell. His hymns are somewhat numerous, and several of them have great merit. The best and most widely used are:— 1. Father in heaven, to Thee my heart. Resignation. Appeared in The Christian Disciple, 1822. It was repeated in this form in some of the older collections, and a few modern hymnals, including the Boston Unitarian Hymns [& Tune] Book, 1868.… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #214Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #214Page Scan
A Church of England Hymn Book #262
A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d26
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Book of Praise for the Sunday School: with hymns and tunes appropriate for the prayer meeting and the home circle #90bPage Scan
Bright Jewels for the Sunday School: a new collection of Sunday School songs written expressly for this work, many of which are the latest compositions of William B. Bradbury... #107aPage Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #96Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #240Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #272Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #156Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #156TextPage Scan
Church Choral-Book: containing tunes and hymns for congregational singing, and adapted to choirs and social worship #405Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #619Page Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #56TextPage Scan
Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d15
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d83
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d164
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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #549Page Scan
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #114Page Scan
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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #250Page Scan
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Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #153Page Scan
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Original Hymns for Sabbath Schools #7Page Scan
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School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #89Page Scan
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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #778
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #778Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #778Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #778Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #778Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #778Page Scan
Songs of Beulah : A New Collection of Music for Sunday Schools, Families and Devotional Meetings #66Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1031Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d58
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Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #106Page Scan
Sunday-School Book: with music: for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran congregations (Rev. and Enl.) #241Page Scan
The Alleluia #d55
The Book of Worship #137Page Scan
The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: with devotional exercises. (Rev. ed.) #52Page Scan
The Church-Book #d96
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The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d100
The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d67
The Imperial Harmony #d66
The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #117Page Scan
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The Sabbath School Lyre #d32
The Sabbath School Lyre: a collection of hymns and music, original and selected, for general use in sabbath schools #202Page Scan
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Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d98
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d53
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