Bright was the guiding star that ledAuthor: Harriet Auber
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1. Bright was the guiding star that led,
With mild, benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowly shed,
Where the Redeemer lay.
2. But lo! a brighter, clearer, light
Now points to His abode;
It shines, through sin and sorrow’s night,
To guide us to our God.
3. Oh! haste to follow where it leads
The gracious call obey;
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,
The Christian’s destined way.
4. Oh! gladly tread the narrow path,
While light and grace are given;
Who meekly follow Christ on earth
Shall reign with Him in Heaven.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #637
Bright was the guiding star that led. Harriet Auber. [Epiphany.] First published in her Spirit of the Psalms, 1829, p. 142, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. In America it has attained to a much greater popularity than in Great Britain, being found in many collections, sometimes attributed to the Rev. H. F. Lyte, and again to Miss C. Elliott. Original text in Lord Selborne's Book of Praise, 1862-7, p. 46, and Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, No. 363.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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