1 When marshalled on the mighty plain,
The glitt’ring hosts bestud the sky;
One star alone of all the train
Can fix the sinner’s wand’ring eye.
That star alone my hope shall be,
That star alone can set the sinner free.
2 Hark! hark! toGod the chorus breaks,
From ev’ry host, from ev’ry gem;
But one alone the Saviour speaks,
It is the star of Bethlehem. [Refrain]
3 It was my guide, my light, my all!
It bade my dark forebodings cease;
And thro’ the storm and danger’s thrall,
It led me to the port in peace. [Refrain]
4 Now safely moored my perils o’er
I’ll sing, first in night’s diadem;
Forever and forevermore
The star, the Star of Bethlehem. [Refrain]
Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #133
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|An American Christmas Harp #114||Bonnie Doon||When marshall'd on the nightly plains||BONNIE DOON||L.M.D.||2009|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #154||When marshalled on the nightly plain||When marshalled on the nightly plain||Henry Kirke White||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7373||When Marshaled on the Nightly Plain||When, marshaled on the nightly plain||CRIMEA||Henry K. White, 1785-1806||LM||<cite>A Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns</cite>, by Dr. W. B. Collyer, 1812|