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Polar Star

Weary wanderer o'er the main

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Weary wanderer o'er the main]
Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weary wanderer o’er the main,
Seeking for thy home again,
Through the gathering mists that rise,
Veiling thy natal skies;
Look beyond, there’s light for thee,
Streaming over the turbid sea,
Softly it smiles, though distant far,
The beautiful polar star.

2 Stranger on a rocky strand,
Longing for thy fatherland,
Through the gathering clouds that rise,
Veiling thy natal skies;
Look beyond, there’s hope for thee,
Dawning over a tranquil sea,
Softly it smiles, though distant far,
The beautiful polar star.

3 Lonely watcher, pale with grief,
Thou shalt find a sweet relief,
Though thy tears unheeded fall,
Jesus will count them all;
Look beyond, there’s joy for thee,
Breaking over a troubled sea,
Softly it smiles, though distant far,
The beautiful polar star.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13014

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary wanderer o'er the main
Title: Polar Star
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #13014
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13014

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