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Christ our Day-star. 1 W HEN, marshalld on the mighty plain,
The glittring host bestud the sky, One star alone of all the trains
Can fire the sinner's wond'ring eye. 2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks
From ev'ry host, from ev'ry gem; But one alone the SAVIOUR speaks
It is the star of Bethlehem. 3 Once on the raging seas I rode,
The storm was loud, the night was dark, The ocean yawn'd, and rudely blow'd
The wind that toss'd my found'ring bark. 4 JESUS, my star, my guide, my all, .
'Twas Thine to bid my terrors cease; And through the storm, and danger's thrall,
To lead me to the port of peace.. 5 Now safely moor’d, my perils o'er,
This, this shall be my endless theme For ever and for evermore,
Jesus, the star of Bethlehem !
: Liymn. .
Christ our Captain and Guide. 1 CAPTAIN of Israel's host, and Guide
Of all who seek the land above, Beneath thy shadow we abide,
The cloud of Thy protecting love: Our strength Thy grace, our rule Thy Word, Our end the glory of the LORD. .,
2 By Thy unerring SPIRIT led,
We shall not in the desert stray ;
Nor miss our providential way;
Christ our only Saviour. 11 JESUS, the spring of joys divine,
Whence all our hopes and comfort flow ; Jesus, no other Name but Thine
Can save us from eternal woe.
The way to happiness and God;
Bewilder'd in a dubious road..
3 No other Name will heaven approve:
Thou art the true, the living Way, (Ordain'd by everlasting Love,)
To the bright realms of endless day.
4 Here let our constant feet abide,
Nor from the heavenly path depart;
Direct our steps, and cheer our heart!
5 Safe lead us through this world of night,
And bring us to the blissful plains,
Where perfect joy for ever reigns..
Christ our Friend indeed.
Well deserves the name of Friend;
Find it everlasting love!
Could or would have shed their blood ?
Reconcil'd in Him to GOD:
Friend of sinners was His Name;
He rejoices in the same:
And to all their wants attends.
What He daily bears from us?
Loves us though we treat Him thus :
He accounts us brethren still.
Teach us, LORD, at length to love:
What a Friend we have above:
1 POOR, weak, and worthless though I am,
I have a rich almighty Friend; Jesus, the SAVIOUR, is His Name,
He freely loves, and without end.
2 He ransom'd me from hell with blood,
And by His power my foes controlld; He found me wand'ring far from GOD,
And brought me to His chosen fold.
3 He cheers my heart, my wants supplies,
And says that I shall shortly be Enthron'd with Him above the skies:
O! what a Friend is CHRIST to me!
4 But ah! my inmost spirit mourns,
And well my eyes with tears may swim, To think of my perverse returns;
I've been a faithless friend to Him.
5 Often my gracious Friend I grieve,
Neglect, distrust, and disobey; And often Satan's lies believe,
Sooner than all my Friend can say
6 Sure were I not thus vile and base,
I could not thus my Friend requite; And were not He the God of grace,
He'd frown and spurn me from His sight,
I JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone,
He whom I fix my hopes upon;
2 The way the holy prophets went,
The road that leads from banishment,
I'll go; for all His paths are peace. 3 This is the Way I long have sought,
And mourn'd because I found it not;
4 The more I strove against it's power,
I sinn'd and stumbled but the more;
5 Lo! glad I come; and Thou, blest LAMB,
Shalt take me to Thee as I am: My sinful self to Thee I give; Nothing but love shall I receive.
6 Then will I tell to sinners round
What a dear SAVIOUR I have found;