450. Jesus, Still Lead On

1 Jesus, still lead on,
Till our rest be won,
And, although the way be cheerless,
We will follow, calm and fearless.
Guide us by Thy hand
To our fatherland.

2 If the way be drear,
If the foe be near,
Let not faithless fears o'ertake us,
Let not faith and hope forsake us;
For, through many a woe,
To our home we go.

3 When we seek relief
From a long-felt grief,
When oppressed by new temptations,
Lord, increase and perfect patience;
Show us that bright shore
Where we weep no more.

4 Jesus, still lead on
Till our rest be won;
Heav'nly leader, still direct us,
Still support, console, protect us,
Till we safely stand
In our fatherland.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, still lead on
Title: Jesus, Still Lead On
Translator: Jane L. Borthwick (1846)
Author: Nikolaus L. von Zinzendorf (1721)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 5 5 8 8 5 5
Scripture: Psalm 43:3; Matthew 6:13
Topic: Funeral; Pilgrimage, Christian
Tune Information
Composer: Adam Drese (1698)
Meter: 5 5 8 8 5 5
Key: G Major

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