Jesus Christ Thou Leading Star

Jesus Christ, Thou Guiding-Star,
Thy great Name we praise and hallow;
From believers be it far
Any other Guide to follow;
Thou, Lord, if we walk in light,
Wilt direct our steps aright.

Christians are not here below
To enjoy earth’s fleeting treasure.
After Christ they’re called to go,
His reproach they count a pleasure;
Under manifold distress,
Through the narrow gate they press.

Savior, now for strength we plead,
In Thy love together banded,
To advance where Thou dost lead
Doing what Thou hast commanded.
Heart and hand we pledge Thee here;
Give us grace to persevere.