If…thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.@Deuteronomy 4:29
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George N. Allen (1812-1877)

Thomas Davis, Hymns Old and New (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1864), number 53.

Maitland George N. Allen, in The Oberlin Social and Sabbath Hymn Book, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Sweet is the light, whate’er it be,
That leads us to the Lord;
And sure are they, who seek His face,
To find their great reward.

A star once led a chosen few
To gaze with raptured heart
Upon the infant Savior’s form,
And costliest gifts impart.

More blest are we, although not led
To Him we worship thus:
The star is gone; the risen Sun
Reveals Himself to us.

O may His beams yet dearer grow,
Till ours be that bright crown
Received where He for ever shines,
A Sun that goes not down!