To Truth

Representative Text

1 O star of truth, down-shining,
through clouds of doubt and fear,
I ask beneath thy guidance
my pathway may appear:
however long the journey,
however hard it be,
though I be lone and weary,
lead on, I follow thee.

2 I know thy blessed radiance
can never lead astray,
though ancient creed and custom
may point another way;
or through the untrod desert,
or over trackless sea,
though I be lone and weary,
lead on, I follow thee.


Source: Singing the Living Tradition #293

Author: Minot Judson Savage

Savage, Minot Judson, D.D., was born at Norridgewock, Maine, June 10, 1841, and educated at Bangor Seminary, where he graduated in 1864. From 1867 to 1873 he was a Congregational Minister, and then he joined the Unitarians, and has now (1900) a charge in Boston. He has published several works, including Poems, Boston, 1882. He also edited, with H. M. Dow, Sacred Songs for Public Worship, Boston, 1883, to which he contributed 46 original hymns. In hymnals other than this, of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Dost thou hear the bugle sounding. Consecration to Duty. 2. Father, we would not dare to change Thy purpose, &C. Prayer. 3. 0 God Whose law is in the sky.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O star of truth, down shining
Title: To Truth
Author: Minot Judson Savage
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WEBB

George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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NYLAND

NYLAND, named for a province in Finland, is a folk melody from Kuortane, South Ostrobothnia, Finland. In fact, the tune is also known as KUORTANE. NYLAND was first published with a hymn text in an appendix to the 1909 edition of the Finnish Suomen Evankelis Luterilaisen Kirken Koraalikirja. It gaine…

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[O star of truth now shining]


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