BRIGHT WAS THE GUIDING STAR THAT LED
Words: Harriet Auber, Spirit of the Psalms, 1829.
1. Bright was the guiding star that led,
With mild, benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowly shed,
Where the Redeemer lay.
2. But lo! a brighter, clearer, light
Now points to His abode;
It shines, through sin and sorrow's night,
To guide us to our God.
3. Oh! haste to follow where it leads
The gracious call obey;
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,
The Christian's destined way.
4. Oh! gladly tread the narrow path,
While light and grace are given;
Who meekly follow Christ on earth
Shall reign with Him in heaven.
Also found in Roundell Palmer, ed., The Book of Praise. Boston: Sever, Francis, & Co., 1870, # XL, p. 47.
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