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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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Representative Text

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

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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ST. LEONARD (Hiles)


CREDITON (Clark)


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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Ambassador Hymnal #56

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The Cyber Hymnal #4710

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