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I worship Thee, sweet will of God

I worship Thee, sweet will of God. Frederick William Faber* (1814-1863). First published in Jesus and Mary: or Catholic Hymns (1849), where it was entitled ‘The Will of God’. It was then published in Faber’s Hymns (1962). It had fourteen 4-line stanzas. Hymnbooks have normally shortened the hymn, normally to five or six stanzas. It was in six stanzas in the Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes (New York, 1855), edited by Henry Ward Beecher*, which began with two stanzas identical to those in Lyra Catholica (New York, 1851). Numbers after each stanza indicate the original order in Faber’s text: I worship Thee, sweet Will of God!   And all Thy ways adore; And every day I live, I long   To...

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