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46                      The Book of Praise.
XL.
Bright was the guiding star that led
With mild benignant ray The Gentiles to the lowly shed,
Where the Redeemer lay.
But lo ! a brighter, clearer light
Now points to His abode ; It shines through sin and sorrow's night,
To guide us to our God.
O haste to follow where it leads ;
TJie gracious call obey ; Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,
The Christian's destined way.
O gladly tread the narrow path
While light and grace are given ! Who meekly follow Christ on earth,
Shall reign with Him in heaven.
Harriett A iiber. 1829.
XLI.
As with gladness men of old Did the guiding star behold ; As with joy they hailed its light, Leading onward, beaming bright; So, most gracious God, may we Evermore be led to Thee.
As with joyful steps they sped To that lowly manger-bed ; There to bend the knee before Him whom heaven and earth adore ;






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