The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Mine Eyes Have Seen His Orient Star

For Christmas

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Matthew

Source: The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, Vol. 10 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868), pp. 138-144.

Hymn 10. We have seen His star in the east, and are come, &c. Matthew ii.

1. Mine eyes have seen His orient star,
And sweetly drawn I come from far,
     Leaving the world behind;
His Spirit gently leads me on
A stranger in a land unknown,
     The new-born King to find.

2. The word of all-preventing grace
Marks out the Saviour's natal place;
     And follower of the word,
I keep His glimmering star in sight,
Which by its sure unerring light
     Conducts me to my Lord.

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