1727. Gently Lord, O Gently Lead Us

1. Gently Lord, O gently lead us,
Pilgrims in this vale of tears,
Through the trials yet 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 in Thine arms to rest,
Till, by angel bands attended,
We awake among the blest.

Text Information
First Line: Gently Lord, O gently lead us
Title: Gently Lord, O Gently Lead Us
Author: Thomas Hastings (1831)
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: GREENVILLE, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1752
Tune Information
Name: AUTUMN
Composer: François Hippolyte Barthélémon (1785)
Meter: 87.87 D
Incipit: 12321 65312 32352
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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