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Christ our Day-star. 1 WHEN, marshalld on the mighty plain,
The glitt'ring host bestud the sky,
Can fire the sinner's wond'ring eye.
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 !
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.
By Thy unerring SPIRIT led,
We shall not in the desert stray;
Nor miss our providential way;
Christ our only Saviour. 1 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. 2 In vain would boasting reason find The
way to happiness and GOD; Her weak directions leave the mind
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; O let Thy SPIRIT, gracious Guide,
Direct our steps, and cheer our heart ! 5 Safe lead us through this world of night,
And bring us to the blissful plains, The regions of unclouded light,
Where perfect joy for ever reigns.
Christ our Friend indeed. 1 ONE there is, above all others,
Well deserves the name of Friend ;
Costly, free, and knows no end:
Find it everlasting love!
Could or would have shed their blood ?
Reconcil'd in Him to GOD:
JESUS is a Friend in need.
Friend of sinners was His Name;
He rejoices in the same:
4 Could we bear from one another
What He daily bears from us? Yet this glorious Friend and Brother
Loves us though we treat Him thus : Though for good we render ill,
He accounts us brethren still. 5 Oh! for grace our hearts to soften!
Teach us, LORD, at length to love:
Whát a Friend we have above:
Christ our Friend indeed.
i 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,
Christ our Way to the Father.
1 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,
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;
SAVIOUR say, Come hither, soul, “I AM THE WAY."
5 Lo! glad I come; and Thou, blest LAMB,
Shalt take me to Thee as I am:
6 Then will I tell to sinners round
What a dear SAVIOUR I have found;