BRIGHT WAS THE GUIDING STAR THAT LED
Words: Harriet Auber, Spirit of the Psalms, 1829.
Music: "St. Ethelreda," Thomas
Alternate tune: St. Agnes
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
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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