I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.@Revelation 22:16
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William A. Ogden (1841-1897)

Lily W. Grafton, in the New Silver Song, edited by William Ogden (Toledo, Ohio: W. W. Whitney, 1872).

William A. Ogden (🔊 pdf nwc).

A pilgrim and a stranger,
I journey on my way;
I seek thro’ tribulation
The light of perfect day.
Thro’ thickest gloom and darkness,
I see a gleam afar;
It beckons ever upward,
The bright and morning star.

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That bright, bright, star,
By faith I see;
Behold Him high in glory,
To intercede for me.

Tho’ oft my feet are weary,
So long and rough the road,
One stands beside me, patient,
And shares my heavy load.
My faith can never fail me,
The while I see afar,
In all its radiant beauty,
The bright and morning star.

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My beacon never fails me,
Tho’ long and drear the night,
Tho’ clouds around me darken,
They can not hide its light.
Courage, the day is dawning,
For lo! I see afar,
In all its radiant beauty,
The bright and morning star.

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It guides me to the city,
With twelve foundations fair,
Whose wall is purest jasper,
And set with jewels rare.
A grand untempled city,
Revealed to John of old,
Whose gates of pearl are numbered,
And streets are paved with gold.

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