718. Jesus, Lead Thou On

1 Jesus, lead Thou on
Till our rest is 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 temptations come alluring,
Make us patient and enduring.
Show us that bright shore
Where we weep no more.

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

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, lead Thou on
Title: Jesus, Lead Thou On
Author: Nicholaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, 1700-60
Translator: Jane L. Borthwick, 1813-97 (alt. )
Meter: 55 88 55
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Composer: Adam Drese, 1620-1701
Arranger: Joseph Herl, b. 1959
Meter: 55 88 55
Key: G Major
Copyright: Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House

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