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While marshalled on the nightly plains




When, marshalled on the nightly plain,
The glittering hosts bestud the sky,
One star alone of all the train
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.


Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks,
From every host, from every gem;
But one alone the Saviour speaks,
It is the Star of Bethlehem.


Once on the raging seas I rode,
The storm was loud, the night was dark,
The ocean yawned, and rudely blowed
The wind that tossed my foundering bark.


Deep horror then my vitals froze,
Death struck, I ceased the tide to stem,
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 led me to the port of peace.


Now safely, moored, my perils o'er
I'll sing, first in night's diadem,
Forever and for evermore,
The star! The Star of Bethlehem!


---Alternative verses---


While marshalled on the nightly plains
The glittering hosts bestud the sky,
One star alone of all the train
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.


When, marshalled on the mighty plain,
The glittering hosts bestud the sky,
One star alone of all the train
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1812
      Bible Refs: Num 24:17;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1866# 428
      MUSIC
      Name: CRICHLOW
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 445A
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)

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