The Bright and Morning Star

Sorrows may come to me

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [Sorrows may come to me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Sorrows may come to me,
Peace may depart,
Riches of earth take wings,
Teardrops may start;
Still shall my path be bright,
By night or day,
Jesus, the “Morning Star,”
Shines o’er my way.

Jesus! Jesus! “Bright and Morning Star!”
Gloom of night Thou art dispelling,
With a love beyond all telling;
Jesus! Jesus! “Bright and Morning Star!”
To my heart, than all earth’s treasures,
Thou art dearer far.

2 Jesus is dearer far,
Than all beside,
He is a constant Friend
Whate’er betide;
Tho’ clouds be hanging low,
Dark be the night,
Jesus, the “Morning Star,”
Shines ever bright. [Refrain]

3 My bark, tho’ tempest tossed,
Shall ride secure;
Tho’ chart and compass fail,
I shall endure;
My hope is in that Star
Whose wondrous ray
In safety guides my bark,
Tho’ dark the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #24

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sorrows may come to me
Title: The Bright and Morning Star
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Jesus, bright and morning star
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Kingdom of Praise #24

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