1 When, marshalled on the nightly plain,
The glittering hosts bestud the sky,
One star alone of all the train
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.
2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks
From every host, from every gem;
But one alone the Saviour speaks,
It is the Star of Bethlehem.
3 In storm and darkness, once I feared,
And, death-struck, ceased the tide to stem,
When suddenly a star appeared,
It was the Star of Bethlehem.
4 It is my guide, my light, my all;
It bids my dark forebodings cease;
And through life's storm and danger's thrall,
It leads me to the port of peace.
5 Thus, safely moored, my perils o'er,
I'll sing first in night's diadem,
For ever, and for evermore,
The Star! the Star of Bethlehem!
Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #127
|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|