Lead kindly, dear Savior, through life's weary way

Lead kindly, dear Savior, through life's weary way

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: AFTON WATER
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lead kindly, dear Saviour, thro’ life’s weary way,
Forbid that I ever one moment shall stray.
Lead kindly, the road is so rough and so steep,
I surely shall perish if Thou do not keep.

Refrain:
Lead kindly, dear Saviour, thro’ this desert land;
Hold me by thy mighty and unerring hand,
And when to the valley at last I shall come,
Still lead me, dear Saviour, to heaven my home.

2 Lead kindly, dear Saviour, for I cannot know
Where dangers may lurk or where dark waters flow.
And leave me, Lord, never alone with my fear
To grope on unguided in darkness so drear. [Refrain]

3 Lead kindly, dear Saviour, till, pilgrim no more,
I sing the new song on the glorified shore.
And then, with the angels, Thy face I shall see
And fill highest heaven with praises for thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #16

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lead kindly, dear Savior, through life's weary way
Author: William C. Martin
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