Lead Me Gently Home, Father

Lead me gently home, Father

Author: Will L. Thompson (1879)
Tune: [Lead me gently home, Father]
Published in 143 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’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
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 wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home. [Refrain]

The Gospel in Song, 1926 (Timeless Truths)

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 >

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3614
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Small Church Music #5484
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
Audio

Small Church Music #5484

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

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3614

The New National Baptist Hymnal #341

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #222

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