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Far at sea

Star of peace to wanderers weary

Author: Jane Cross Simpson (1830)
Published in 154 hymnals

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1 Star of peace to wanderers weary!
Bright the beams that smile on me!
Cheer the pilot's vision dreary,
Far, far at sea.

2 Star of hope! gleam on the billow;
Bless the soul that sighs for Thee,
Bless the sailor's lonely pillow,
Far, far at sea.

3 Star of faith! when winds are mocking
All his toil, he flies to Thee;
Save him on the billow rocking,
Far, far at sea.

4 Star divine! oh! safely guide him;
Bring the wanderer home to Thee;
Sore temptations long have tried him
Far, far at sea.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #649

Author: Jane Cross Simpson

Simpson, Jane Cross, née Bell, daughter of James Bell, Advocate, of Glasgow, was born Nov. 12, 1811. She contributed several pieces to The Edinburgh Literary Journal, of which her brother, Henry G. Bell, was editor, under the nom de plume of Gertrude; and later to the Scottish Christian Herald. She was married in 1837 to her cousin, Mr. J. B. Simpson, of Glasgow; and died June 17, 1886. Her publications are:—(1) The Piety of Daily Life, 1836; (2) April Hours, 1838; (3) Woman's History, 1848; (4) Linda, or Beauty and Genius, 1859; (5) Picture Poems, 1879; (6) Linda, and other Poems, 1879. Her hymns in common use are:— 1. Go when the morning shineth. Prayer. This appeared in The Edinburgh Literary Journal, Feb. 26, 1831, in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Star of peace to wanderers weary
Title: Far at sea
Author: Jane Cross Simpson (1830)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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