O thou who by a star didst guide

O thou who by a star didst guide

Author: J. M. Neale
Published in 65 hymnals

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1 O God, who by a star did guide
The Wise Men on their way,
Until it came and stood beside
The place where Jesus lay.

2 Although by stars you do not lead
Your servants now below,
Your Holy Spirit, when they need,
Will show them how to go.

3 As yet we know you but in part,
But still we trust your word
That blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see the Lord.

4 O Savior, give us then your grace
For pure in heart we'd be,
That we may see you, face to face,
Through all eternity.

Amen.

Source: The Worshipbook: Services and Hymns #502

Author: J. M. Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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ST. ETHELDREDA

Thomas Turton (b. Hatfield, Yorkshire, England, 1780; d. Westminster, Middlesex, England, 1864) composed ST. ETHELDREDA in 1860; it was published in James Turle's Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship (1863). Educated at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, England, Turton became a professor of mathematics at C…

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The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #91b
The Cyber Hymnal #4710
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