With weary feet and saddened heart

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1. With weary feet and saddened heart,
From toil and care we flee,
And come, O dearest Lord, apart,
To rest awhile with Thee.

2. The courts of Heav’n were lost to view,
The world had come between;
But here the veil is rent in two;
We see the things unseen.

3. Our sins, in Thy pure light descried,
Stand out in dread array;
But here in love’s absolving tide
Their guilt is washed away.

4. With strife of tongues distraught and worn
Our troublous way we trod;
But cast ourselves, this holy morn,
Into the peace of God.

5. And oh! what depth of joy, as thus
We bend the trembling knee,
To know that Thou art one with us,
And we are one with Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7716

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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Author: William Walsham How

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With weary feet and saddened heart. Bp. W. W. How. [Quiet Days.] Written in 1888. "For Early Communion on Quiet Days for the Clergy," in the 1889 Suppl. Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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