Song: Polar Star, The in Songs of Gladness

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Published in Songs of Gladness (Copyright 1869, by J. E. Gould)

Lyricist(s):
Crosby, Fanny J.

Page 69
Format: Mixed words and music
Verses:

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Polar Star, The

Lyrics

Verse 1
Weary wand’rer o’er the main,
Seeking for thy home again,
Thro’ the gath’ring mists that rise,
Veiling thy natal skies;
Look beyond, there’s light for thee
Streaming o’er the turbid sea;
Softly it smiles, tho’ distant far,
The beautiful polar star.

Verse 2
Stranger on a rocky strand,
Longing for thy fatherland,
Through the gathering clouds that rise,
Veiling thy natal skies;
Look beyond, there’s hope for thee,
Dawning on a tranquil sea:
Softly it smiles, tho’ distant far,
The beautiful polar star.

Verse 3
Lonely watcher, pale with grief,
Thou shalt find a sweet relief;
Though thy tears unheeded fall,
Jesus will count them all;
Look beyond; there’s joy for thee,
Breaking on the troubled sea;
Softly it smiles, tho’ distant far,
The beautiful polar star.