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Gently, O My Savior, Lead Me

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1 Gently, O my Savior, lead me
Day by day, day by day;
Fro I need Thee, O I need Thee
All along my pilgrim way.
Never let my footsteps wander
till I reach my home up yonder;
Guide me, O my Savior, guide me,
Guard me lest I stray.
Gently, O my Savior, lead me
Day by day, day by day;
For I need Thee, O I need Thee
All along my pilgrim way.

2 Take my heart and sanctify it
All to Thee, all to Thee;
Let no evil thought come nigh it,
To offend Thy love for me.
Keep it sacred as Thine altar;
And, whene'er I chance to falter,
I shall be content, if with me,
Lord, Thou wilt abide.
Gently, O my Savior, lead me
Day by day, day by day;
For I need Thee, O I need Thee
All along my pilgrim way.

3 I would live and serve Thee only,
Be my Guide, be my Guide;
Never shall the way be lonely,
If Thou linger by my side.
When the days are dark and dreary,
When my feet are worn and weary,
I shall be content, if with me,
Lord, Thou wilt abide.
Gently, O my Savior, lead me
Day by day, day by day;
For I need Thee, O I need Thee
All along my pilgrim way.

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: M. Victor Staley

Staley, M. Victor. (near Omro, Wisconsin, 1866--?). Studied at Lawrence University, 1887-1892; University of Wisconsin (Madison), B.A., 1893; Yale University, Ph.D., ca.1895; admitted to bar, 1900. Practiced, Portland, Oregon. Teacher of Latin and Greek, Palo Alto, California; University of Washington, Seattle; Orchard Lake Military Academy and Louisiana State Normal School. See: Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. --Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gently, O my Savior, lead me
Title: Gently, O My Savior, Lead Me
Author: M. Victor Staley
Language: English

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Coronation Hymns #73

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