60. Lead Us, O Father, in the Paths of Peace

1 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace;
without thy guiding hand we go astray,
and doubts appall, and sorrows still increase;
lead us through Christ, the true and living way.

2 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of truth;
unhelped by thee, in error's maze we grope,
while passion stains, and folly dims our youth,
and age comes on, uncheered by faith and hope.

3 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of right;
blindly we stumble when we walk alone,
involved in shadows of a dark'ing night;
only with thee we journey safely on.

4 Lead us, O Father, to thy heav'nly rest,
however rough and steep the path may be,
through joy or sorrows as thou deemest best,
until our lives are perfected in thee.

Text Information
First Line: Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace
Title: Lead Us, O Father, in the Paths of Peace
Author: William H. Burleigh (1859)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Scripture: John 14:6
Topic: Doubt; Faith and Aspiration; God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LONGWOOD
Composer: Sir Joseph Barnby (1874; adapt.)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Key: D Major



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