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Robert Hugh Benson

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Robert Hugh Benson


Born
in Crowthorne, Berkshire, The United Kingdom
November 18, 1871

Died
October 19, 1914

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Robert Hugh Benson was an Anglican pastor who converted to Catholicism and was received into the Church in 1903. He was ordained priest in 1904. Youngest son of Edward White Benson (Archbishop of Canterbury) and his wife, Mary, and younger brother of Edward Frederic Benson, he was lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in English literature, having written the notable book Lord of the World.

Average rating: 4.09 · 5,749 ratings · 746 reviews · 136 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lord of the World

4.08 avg rating — 2,660 ratings — published 1907 — 399 editions
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Come Rack! Come Rope!

4.42 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 1912 — 14 editions
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The Necromancers

3.50 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1909 — 67 editions
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By What Authority? (English...

4.49 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1904 — 54 editions
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The Dawn of All

4.20 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1911 — 111 editions
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Friendship of Christ: Explo...

4.38 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1912 — 54 editions
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Confessions of a Convert

4.19 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1907 — 43 editions
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Paradoxes of Catholicism

4.03 avg rating — 100 ratings8 editions
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The King's Achievement

4.34 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1905 — 54 editions
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The Light Invisible

4.08 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1903 — 25 editions
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A Halt

Lie still, my soul, the Sun of Grace
Is warm within this garden space
Beneath tall kindly trees.
The quiet light is green and fair;
A fragrance fills the swooning air;
Lie still, and take thine ease.

This silent noon of Jesu's love
Is warm about thee and above-
A tender Lord is He.
Lie still an hour- this place is His
He has a thousand pleasaunces,
And each all fair and fragrant is,
And each is all for thee.

Then, Jesu, for a little space
I rest me in this garden place,
All sweet to scent and sight.
Here, from this high-road scarce withdrawn,
I thrust my hot hands in the lawn
Cool yet with dew of far-off dawn
And saturate with light.

But ah, dear Saviour, human-wise,
I yearn to pierce all mysteries,
To catch Thine Hands and see Thine Eyes
When evening sounds begin.
There, in Thy white Robe, Thou wilt wait
At dusk beside some orchard gate,
And smile to see me come so late,
And, smiling, call me in.”
Robert Hugh Benson

“Friendliness took the place of charity, contentment the place of hope, and knowledge the place of faith.”
Robert Hugh Benson, Lord of the World

“For where men have made the earth that is trodden underfoot, and have largely veiled the heavens themselves, it is but natural that they should think that they have made everything, and that it is they who rule it.”
Robert Hugh Benson, Come Rack! Come Rope!

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