Scripture Verse

The bright and morning star. Revelation 22:16


Words: Ger­trude T. Clark, in Ep­worth Songs, ed­it­ed by Jo­seph F. Ber­ry & Charles H. Ga­bri­el (New York; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; & St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Hunt & Ea­ton and Crans­ton & Curts, 1893), num­ber 5.

Music: Will­iam A. Ogd­en (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clark (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Og­den,

William A. Ogden (1841–1897)


Fierce is the tem­pest, loud is its roar,
Storm-tossed the ma­rin­er, far from the shore;
See! what is put­ting the dark­ness to flight?
Jesus, the Morn­ing Star! steer t’ward the Light!


Brightly it gleams, and its pure sil­ver beams
Scatter the gloom of the night,
Tho’ the storms ’round thee rave,
He is migh­ty to save,
Then, ma­rin­er, steer t’ward the Light.

Storms can­not hide it, years can­not fade;
Firm its foun­da­tion is, be not afraid;
Heav’n’s am­ple har­bor shall soon greet thy sight,
Watch for the dawn of day, steer t’ward the Light!


When wild the tem­pest round thee is hurled,
Look unto Je­sus, the hope of the world!
Bright shall the day be that fol­lows the night,
Courage, then, ma­rin­er, steer t’ward the Light!