The star of Bethlehem

Star of the east, the tempest tost [tossed]

Author: William B. Tappan
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Star of the East! the tempest-tost,
On life's uncertain billows borne,
Is by rude gales of trouble crossed,
By hidden rocks of sorrow torn—
When breaks the cheering Star of Morn,
When night and thrall forever flee,
O, where the doubts and fears forlorn
Of him, the wanderer of the sea?

Break out, blest Star! with peaceful ray;
And if our steps to Truth incline,
Oh, help and guard our weeping way!
Along these doubtful waters shine!
The heavenly beacon-light of thine
That trembled once on Bethlehem's plain,
Shall guide us to the Source Divine,
Shall lead us to the Child again.

Source: Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion: a collection of hymns and music; for the use of Bethels, Chaplains of the Navy and private devotion of Mariners #9c

Author: William B. Tappan

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Text Information

First Line: Star of the east, the tempest tost [tossed]
Title: The star of Bethlehem
Author: William B. Tappan
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Melodies for the Temperance Band #d107

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #9c

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