To Truth

O star of truth, down shining

Author: Minot Judson Savage
Published in 20 hymnals

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1. O Star of truth, down-shining,
Thro’ clouds of doubt and fear,
I ask but ’neath Thy guidance
My pathway may appear.
However long the journey,
How hard soe’er it be,
Though I be lone and weary,
Lead on, I’ll follow Thee.

2. I know Thy blessèd radiance
Can never lead astray,
However ancient custom
May tread some other way.
E’en if through untrod deserts,
Or over trackless sea,
Though I be lone and weary,
Lead on, I’ll follow Thee.

3. The bleeding feet of martyrs
Thy toilsome road have trod;
But fires of human passion
May light the way to God.
Then to my high allegiance
I must not faithless be:
Thro’ life or death, forever,
My Lord, I’ll follow Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5345

Author: Minot Judson Savage

Savage, Minot Judson, D.D., was born at Norridgewock, Maine, June 10, 1841, and educated at Bangor Seminary, where he graduated in 1864. From 1867 to 1873 he was a Congregational Minister, and then he joined the Unitarians, and has now (1900) a charge in Boston. He has published several works, including Poems, Boston, 1882. He also edited, with H. M. Dow, Sacred Songs for Public Worship, Boston, 1883, to which he contributed 46 original hymns. In hymnals other than this, of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Dost thou hear the bugle sounding. Consecration to Duty. 2. Father, we would not dare to change Thy purpose, &C. Prayer. 3. 0 God Whose law is in the sky.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O star of truth, down shining
Title: To Truth
Author: Minot Judson Savage

Tune

NYLAND

NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gaine…

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