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Lead Me Gently Home, Father

Lead me gently home, Father

Author: Will L. Thompson (1879)
Tune: [Lead me gently home, Father] (Thompson)
Published in 154 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home,
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’lt only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

2 Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home,
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wandering,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home. [Refrain]


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #389

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lead me gently home, Father
Title: Lead Me Gently Home, Father
Author: Will L. Thompson (1879)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lead me gently home, Father
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3614
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #389

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Sacred Selections for the Church #462

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #443

Spiritual Life Songs #99

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The Cyber Hymnal #3614

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #483

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Timeless Truths #222

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