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Jesus, lead the way Guide us day by day

Representative Text

1 Jesus, lead the way,
Guide us day by day;
And although the way be cheerless,
We will follow, calm and fearless;
Guide us by Thy hand
To our fatherland.

2 Tho' the way be drear,
Though the foe be near,
Let not faithless fears o'ertake us,
Let not faith and hope forsake us;
For thro' 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 bight shore
Where we weep no more.

4 Jesus, lead the way,
Guide us day by day;
Heav'nly Leader, still direct us,
Still support, console, protect us,
Till we safely stand
In our fatherland.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #283

Author: Jane L. Borthwick

Miss Jane Borthwick, the translator of this hymn and many others, is of Scottish family. Her sister (Mrs. Eric Findlater) and herself edited "Hymns from the Land of Luther" (1854). She also wrote "Thoughts for Thoughtful Hours (1859), and has contributed numerous poetical pieces to the "Family Treasury," under the signature "H.L.L." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, lead the way Guide us day by day
Author: Jane L. Borthwick

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American Lutheran Hymnal #283

Songs of Praise #d143

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d148

The Pioneer Hymnal #d119

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #597

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