Interesting you brought this poet up. I read quite a number of his works last summer. I would agree he deserves more credit, but not all his works are equal. (Actually, what poet's are?) What I'm saying is that some of his works, "There Is A Fountain", "God Moves In A Mysterious Way", and "O for a Closer Walk", are fine poetry, but derive some of their longevity from their (entirely rightful) place as beloved hymns. I don't consider him among the very greatest English poets, but more as one of the greatest of English hymnists.
However, I do consider the following lines something every lover of poetry, and especially every Christian, should take the time to acquaint themselves with - far too beautifully crafted to miss.
I Was a Stricken Deer
I was a stricken deer that left the herd
Long since; with many an arrow deep infixt
My panting side was charged when I withdrew
To seek a tranquil death in distant shades.
There was I found by one who had himself
Been hurt by th' archers. In his side he bore
And in his hands and feet the cruel scars.
With gentle force soliciting the darts
He drew them forth, and heal'd and bade me live.
Since then, with few associates, in remote
And silent woods I wander, far from those
My former partners of the peopled scene,
With few associates, and not wishing more.
And thanks for bringing up the subject - The last lines of them poem you posted were used in the movie "Sense and Sensibility" and now I know where they're from. And I also just found out there were more lines to the poem I posted above, which I thought I had all memorized.