I Need a Hand to Lead Me

I need a hand to lead me through the darkness

Author: Edward Husband
Tune: [I need a Hand to lead me through the darkness]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I need a Hand to lead me thro’ the darkness,
For I am weak and helpless as a child;
And if alone I have to take my journey,
My feet must stumble on the mountains wild.

Chorus:
‘Tis all well! ‘Tis all well!
The Hand shall lead me thro’ the darkness!
‘Tis all well! ‘Tis all well!
I’ll praise our God in songs of gladness!

2 I need a Friend that leads my heart’s deep secrets,
That knows my sins, yet how I yearn for good
How soon I fall, how easily I’m tempted,
And yet that longs for Thee the most O God! [Chorus]

3 I need a place where such as I find welcome,
Where sinners poor as I can enter in;
Where stands the Fountain of the Love of Jesus,
To cleanse me from the pow’r and guilt of sin. [Chorus]

4 I need a Home where change can never enter;
I need a Land where weary souls can rest;
Where I shall meet the friends that went before me,
And death ne’er enter in its kingdom blest. [Chorus]

5 Where can I find a friend that never changes?
A perfect peace all free from earthly leav’n?
They both are one!—beyond the stars’ sweet shining!
There is no Friend but God, no Home but Heav’n! [Chorus]


Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #530

Author: Edward Husband

Husband, Edward was educated at St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead. Taking Holy Orders in 1866, he was successively Curate of Atherstone and Folkestone; and in 1878 Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels, Folkestone. In 1874 Mr. Husband published The Mission Hymnal, in which appeared his hymns as follows:— 1. Alas! poor world, I loved thee long. Rest in Jesus. 2. And dost Thou ask me, dearest Lord. Christ's Invitation, " Follow Me." 3. I must have Jesus only. Jesus only desired 4. Sweet Blood, dear ransom of our souls. The Blood of Jesus. These hymns are very simple, earnest, and impassioned: and bear a great resemblance to Facer's compositions. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I need a hand to lead me through the darkness
Title: I Need a Hand to Lead Me
Author: Edward Husband
Refrain First Line: 'Tis all well

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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #530

Immanuel Hymnal #d176

The Coronation Hymnal #d147

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