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Father, take my hand and lead me

Father, take my hand and lead me

Author: Georgia T. Snead
Tune: [Father, take my hand and lead me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Father, take my hand and lead me,
For I have no friend to guide;
Darkness gathers and I stumble,
Let me walk close by Thy side;
Drear and heavy falls the shadows,
And the stars refuge to shine,
Lead me gently, O my Father,
Clasp my trembling hand in Thine.

O lead me, Father,
For I trust in Thee alone;
Thy way is best, Lord,
For I dare not trust my own,
In sun or shadow,
Under stormy sky or fair,
Never fearing, never doubting,
I’ll go with Thee anywhere.

2 Just beyond the foe in ambush,
Watcheth for my helpless soul,
And about me sound the echoes
Of the billows as they roll;
Fast the storm is gath’ring o’er me,
And there is no shelter nigh,
Be my shelter, gracious Father,
Succor me or else I die. [Refrain]

3 Take my hand and lead me, Father,
I would closely cling to Thee,
Thou, O God, art all my refuge,
Be Thou gracious unto me,
Safely onward I would journey,
Knowing Thou my soul will keep,
Shield me ever from all danger,
Guide me o’er the mountains steep. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #14

Author: Georgia T. Snead

Georgia Tillman Snead was orn in Virginia. She wrote several volumes of prose and a book of poems. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, take my hand and lead me
Author: Georgia T. Snead
Refrain First Line: O lead me, Father



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Christian Hymns and Songs #d39

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Jubilate #14

The Pearl #d27

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