702. Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

1 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
o'er the world's tempestuous sea;
guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
for we have no help but thee;
yet possessing every blessing,
if our God our Father be.

2 Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us:
all our weakness thou dost know;
thou didst tread this earth before us,
thou didst feel its keenest woe;
lone and dreary, faint and weary,
through the desert thou didst go.

3 Spirit of our God, descending,
fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
love with every passion blending,
pleasure that can never cloy:
thus provided, pardoned, guided,
nothing can our peace destroy.

Text Information
First Line: Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
Author: James Edmeston (1791-1867)
Meter: 87 87 87
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Lent; Blessing; Church Year: Lent (8 more...)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: E Major
Source: Melody from Friedrich Filitz Choralbuch, 1847

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