There's a Guiding Star

There's a guiding star and it cheers the soul

Author: J. S. Torbett
Tune: [There's a guiding star and it cheers the soul]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a guiding star and it cheers the soul,
On its journey home to the heav’nly goal,
And it lights the way over mountains steep,
And the valleys dark and the waters deep.

O the star shines bright o’er the rugged way,
We shall reach the goal by its guiding ray,
And our loved ones gone are awaiting there,
At the pearly gates of the home so fair.

2 “Many mansions” there by the Lord prepared,
And He beckons on to the saints reward,
He has left His word, as a guiding star,
To the pilgrim’s rest in the land afar. [Refrain]

3 ‘Twas a mother’s love and a father’s pray’r,
That inclined our feet to the narrow way,
And we found the light in the path we trod,
So we journey on to a home with God. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #250

Author: J. S. Torbett

James Samuel Torbett Born in Georgia in 1868. He was a gospel song writer. He died in Texas. Dianne Shapiro, from obituary on Find a Grave memorial website (accessed 1/29/2020) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a guiding star and it cheers the soul
Title: There's a Guiding Star
Author: J. S. Torbett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the star shines bright
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: Public Domain



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