Jesus, the guiding star

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1. As the sailor on the ocean
Watches the shining star
Passing safe amid the darkness,
Dangerous reef and bar:
So if we would safely journey
Over life's ocean wide,
We must watch the Star of Glory
Jesus the crucified.

Keep your eyes upon the Saviour,
Lest you should wander far;
Dark is the night, bright is our light,
Jesus the Guiding star.

2. Cruel sin is casting wreckage
Daily upon life's shore;
Dying souls in awful sorrow
Shrink from the breaker's, roar.
Drifting on in worldly pleasure
Drifting where dangers are;
There is death to all not watching
Jesus the Guiding Star. [Chorus]

3. We are all upon a voyage
Over the sea of time;
We are ever fondly looking
Toward some happy clime.
But if we would safely enter
Into that port afar,
We must ever look to Jesus
Jesus the Guiding Star. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #118

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

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First Line: As the sailor on the ocean
Title: Jesus, the guiding star
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: Keep your eyes upon the Savior
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