To Truth

O star of truth, down shining

Author: Minot Judson Savage
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 O star of truth now shining,
Thro’ clouds of doubt and fear,
I ask that ‘neath Thy guidance
My pathway may appear.
However long the journey,
How hard so e’er it be,
Though I be lone and weary,
Lead on, I’ll follow Thee.

2 I know Thy blessed radiance
Can never lead astray,
However ancient custom,
May tread some other way.
E’en if thro’ untold deserts,
Or over trackless sea,
Though I be lone and weary,
Lead on, I’ll follow Thee.

3 The bleeding feet of martyrs,
Thy toilsome road trod,
But fires of human passion,
May light the way to God,
Then to my high allegiance
I must not faithless be:
Thro’ life or death, forever,
Lead on, I’ll follow Thee.

Source: Hymns We Love #4

Author: Minot Judson Savage

Savage, Minot Judson, D.D., was born at Norridgewock, Maine, June 10, 1841, and educated at Bangor Seminary, where he graduated in 1864. From 1867 to 1873 he was a Congregational Minister, and then he joined the Unitarians, and has now (1900) a charge in Boston. He has published several works, including Poems, Boston, 1882. He also edited, with H. M. Dow, Sacred Songs for Public Worship, Boston, 1883, to which he contributed 46 original hymns. In hymnals other than this, of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Dost thou hear the bugle sounding. Consecration to Duty. 2. Father, we would not dare to change Thy purpose, &C. Prayer. 3. 0 God Whose law is in the sky.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O star of truth, down shining
Title: To Truth
Author: Minot Judson Savage
Copyright: Public Domain



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