From the eastern mountains

From the eastern mountains

Author: Godfrey Thring
Published in 141 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

Thring, Godfrey, B.A., son of the Rev. J. G. D. Thring, of Alford, Somerset, was born at Alford, March 25, 1823, and educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. in 1845. On taking Holy Orders he was curate of Stratfield-Turgis, 1846-50; of Strathfieldsaye, 1850-53; and of other parishes to 1858, when he became rector of Alford-with-Hornblotton, Somerset. R.D. 1867-76. In 1876 he was preferred as prebend of East Harptree in Wells cathedral. Prebendary Thring's poetical works are:— Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866; Hymns and Verses, 1866; and Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874. In 1880 he published A Church of England Hymnbook Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church throughout the Year; and in 1882, a revised and… 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: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #98a

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

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

Christmas Favorites #28

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #86a

Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #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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