From the eastern mountains

From the eastern mountains

Author: Godfrey Thring
Published in 146 hymnals

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1 From the eastern mountains
pressing on they come,
wise men in their wisdom,
to his humble home;
stirred by deep devotion,
hasting from afar,
ever journeying onward,
guided by a star.

2 There their Lord and Saviour
meek and lowly lay,
wondrous light that led them
onward on their way,
ever now to lighten
nations from afar,
as they journey homeward
by that guiding star.

3 Thou who in a manger
once hast lowly lain,
who dost now in glory
o'er all kingdoms reign,
gather in the peoples,
who in lands afar
ne'er have seen the brightness
of thy guiding star.

4 Onward through the darkness
of the lonely night,
shining still before them
with thy kindly light,
guide them, Jew and Gentile,
homeward from afar,
young and old together,
by thy guiding star.

5 Until every nation,
whether bond or free,
'neath thy star-lit banner,
Jesu, follow thee
o'er the distant mountains
to that heavenly home,
where nor sin nor sorrow
evermore shall come.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #98b

Author: Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re­turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect­ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

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The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #99b
The Cyber Hymnal #1638
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Ancient and Modern #98a

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Ancient and Modern #98b

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #207

Christmas Favorites #28

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #104

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Common Praise #86a

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Common Praise #86b

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #327

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #360

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The Cyber Hymnal #1638

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The New English Hymnal #50

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