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Lead Me to Calvary

King of my life, I crown thee now

Author: Jennie Evelyn Hussey (1921)
Published in 106 hymnals

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1 King of my life I crown thee now -
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget thy thorn-crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.

Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget thine agony,
Lest I forget thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

2 Show me the tomb where thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded thee whilst thou slept. [Refrain]

3 Let me like Mary, thru the gloom,
Come with a gift to thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb -
Lead me to Calvary. [Refrain]

4 May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for thee;
Even thy cup of grief to share -
Thou hast borne all for me. [Refrain]

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #614

Author: Jennie Evelyn Hussey

Jane Evelyn Hussy was born 8 February 1874 in Henniker, N.H. She was an invalid from rheumatism. She began writing verse as a child. The first were published when she was thirteen. At sixteen she began to write stories, articles and designs for crochet needlework for magazines. In 1898 her first hymns were published. She was a member of the Society of Friends. 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: King of my life, I crown thee now
Title: Lead Me to Calvary
Author: Jennie Evelyn Hussey (1921)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lest I forget Gethsemane
Copyright: Public Domain in U.S.



The Cyber Hymnal #3615
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Worship and Rejoice #253


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African American Heritage Hymnal #253

Ambassador Hymnal #474

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #490

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #251


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #179

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Hymns of Faith #148


Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #614


Lift Every Voice and Sing II #31

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #221

Rejoice Hymns #302

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #317

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Sing Joyfully #426


Small Church Music #141


Songs of Zion #45

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #15


The Celebration Hymnal #310

The Christian Life Hymnal #165

The Covenant Hymnal #371


The Cyber Hymnal #3615

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #176

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The New Century Hymnal #228

The New National Baptist Hymnal #81


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #117

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The Worshiping Church #211

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This Far By Faith #86

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Worship and Rejoice #253

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