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504. 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, control, protect us,
Till we safely stand
In our fatherland.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, lead thou on
Author: Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1721)
Alterer: Christian Gregor (1778, cento)
Translator: Jane Borthwick (1854, alt.)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 5. 5. 8. 8. 5. 5.
Topic: Adversaries; Christian Life: Pilgrimage and Guidance; Patience of Christians (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Adam Drese (1697)
Meter: 5. 5. 8. 8. 5. 5.
Key: G Major

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