Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: When marshalled on the nightly plain
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Tune: Star of Bethlehem
Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>
Page Number: 344, click to see hymnal pages
When marshalled on the night-ly plain,
The glit-tering host be-stud the sky,
One star a-lone of all that train
Can fix the sin-ner's wan-dering eye.
Hark! Hark! to God, the cho-rus breaks,
From eve-ry host, from eve-ry gem;
But one a-lone the Sa-viour speaks,
It is the star of Beth-le-hem.
Once on the raging seas I rode,
The storm was loud, the night was dark;
The ocean yawned, and rudely blowed
The winds that tossed my foundering bark:
Deep horror then my vitals froze,
Death struck I ceased the tide to stern,
When suddenly a star arose,
It was the star of Bethlehem.
It was my guide, my light, my all-
It bade my dark forebodings cease,
And through the storm and danger's thrall
It let me to the port of peace.
Now safely moored-my perils o'er-
I'll sing first in night's diadem,
For ever and for ever more
The star-the star of Bethlehem.