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Hymn: When marshalled on the nightly plain (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

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.