Mine Eyes Have Seen His Orient Star
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.