1 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
Out of darkness, out of night,
Into life and love eternal,
Into joy and into light.
2 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
Leaving all my doubts and fears,
Leaving all my sins and sorrows,
Leaving all my griefs and tears.
3 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
Into fuller, clearer light,
Where the sunshine of thy presence
Falls upon my inner sight.
4 Lead me higher still and higher,
Draw me nearer, nearer thee;
Touch my heart with love, and fit me,
Lord, thy faithful child to be.
5 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
With a clear eye, fixed above,
On the crown that now is waiting,
In the Paradise of love.
Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #154