I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.@Revelation 22:16

Jane C. Simpson, 1830.

Wave, arranged by William B. Bradbury, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

Star of peace to wanderers weary,
Bright the beams that smile on me;
Cheer the pilot’s vision dreary,
Far, far at sea.

Star of hope, gleam on the billow;
Bless the soul that sighs for Thee,
Bless the sailor’s lonely pillow,
Far, far at sea.

Star of faith, when winds are mocking
All his toil, he flies to Thee;
Save him on the billows rocking,
Far, far at sea.

Star divine, O safely guide him,
Bring the wanderer home to Thee;
Sore temptations long have tried him,
Far, far at sea.