A wondrous star our pioneer,
We left the mystic land
Where heaven-nurtured childhood slept,
Where yet old visions stand.
O God! the land of dreams we left,
Repose we left for aye,
And followed meekly to the place
Where our Redeemer lay.
That humble manger we have found;
The world his cradle is;
His life is hidden far below
Its sins and miseries.
The world throws wide its brazen gates;
With Thee we enter in;
O, grant us, in our humble sphere,
To free that world from sin.
We have one mind in Christ our Lord
To stand and point above;
To hurl rebuke at social wrong;
But all, O God, in love.
The star is resting in the sky;
To worship Christ we came;
The moments haste; O, touch our tongues
With Thy celestial flame!
The truest worship is a life;
All dreaming we resign;
We lay our offerings at thy feet,—
Our lives, O Christ, are thine!
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #424||Epiphany||A wondrous star our pioneer||J. Weiss||C. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #424||A wondrous star our pioneer||J. Weiss||1848|
|Hymns of the Spirit #554||A wondrous star our pioneer||1864|
|Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d5||A wondrous star our pioneer||John Weiss||1900|
|Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #434||A wondrous star our pioneer||John Weiss||1875||Epiphany ||