271. C. M. Anonymous. The Same.
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 Lord.
3 O haste to follow where it leads;
The gracious call obey,
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,
The Christian's destined way.
4 O gladly tread the narrow path
While light and grace are given;
We'll meekly follow Christ on earth,
And reign with him in heaven.