424. Lead, Kindly Light

1 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on;
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene: one step enough for me.

2 I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path, but now
Lead Thou me on.
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

3 So long Thy pow'r hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
Title: Lead, Kindly Light
Author: John H. Newman, 1801-1890
Meter: 10.4.10.4.10.10
Publication Date: 2007
Scripture:
Topic: Consecration; Funeral; Guidance (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: LUX BENIGNA
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 10.4.10.4.10.10
Key: A Major



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