637. Bright Was the Guiding Star That Led

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.

Text Information
First Line: Bright was the guiding star that led
Title: Bright Was the Guiding Star That Led
Author: Harriet Auber (1829)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Spirit of the Psalms, 1829
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. AGNES, John B. Dykes, 1866
Tune Information
Name: ST. ETHELDREDA
Composer: Thomas Turton (1860)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 11232 17123 54323
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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