Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


But every human path leads on to God;
He holds a myriad finer threads than gold,
And strong as holy wishes, drawing us
With delicate tension upward to Himself.
Stedman.—The Protest of Faith, Line 45.

God’s errands never fail.
Whittier.—The Mantle of St. John de Matha, St. 11.

I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond his love and care.
Whittier.—Eternal Goodness, Stanza 20.