The Following of the Star [poem by L. E. Homfray]

[Editor: This poem by L. E. Homfray was published in Australians, Awake! And Other Poems (1915).]

The Following of the Star.

Lead us Holy Star of Light,
Onward through the shades of night;
With Thy radiance all divine
O’er our darkened pathway shine.

May we follow day by day,
Guided by that glorious ray,
Bringing, as the men of old,
Myrrh, and frankincense, and gold.

Gold from out our earthly store,
For the King our hearts adore;
Frankincense, an offering sweet:
Myrrh, a sacrifice complete.



Source:
L. E. Homfray, Australians, Awake! And Other Poems, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1915?], page 11

Editor’s notes:
This poem is about the Biblical story of the wise men who followed a star to find Jesus of Nazareth.

o’er = over (pronounced the same as “oar”, “or”, and “ore”)

Old spelling in the original text:
thy (your)

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