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Thy home is with the humble, Lord

Thy home is with the humble, Lord. Frederick William Faber* (1814-1863). This hymn is taken from one first published in Faber’s Jesus and Mary: or Catholic Hymns (1849), and then in his Hymns (1862). This was a twelve-stanza 4-line hymn entitled ‘Sweetness in Prayer’, beginning ‘Why dost thou beat so quick, my heart?’ It had twelve 4-line stanzas. Stanzas from 1 to 7 began as follows: ‘Why dost thou beat so quick, my heart?’ ‘What spell is this come over thee,’ ‘How are my passions laid to sleep’ ‘How great, how good does God appear’ ‘Thy sweetness hath betrayed Thee, Lord’ ‘Whence Thou hast come I need not ask’ ‘Would that Thou mightest stay with me’ From 8 to 12 the stanzas were as...

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