196. Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead us

1 Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead us.
Through this lonely vale of tears;
Through the changes Thou'st decreed us,
Till our last great change appears;
When temptation's darts assail us,
When in devious paths we stray,
Let Thy goodness never fail us;
Lead us in Thy perfect way.

2 In the hour of pain and anguish,
In the hour when death draws near,
Suffer not our hearts to languish,
Suffer not our souls to fear.
And when mortal life is ended,
Bid us on Thy bosom rest:
Till by angel-bands attended
We awake among the blest!


Text Information
First Line: Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead us
Author: Thomas Hastings (1831)
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Christ: Leader; Petition; Temptation (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: François H. Barthélémon
Meter: 8s, 7s D.

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