Lead me, O Lord, my erring footsteps guide

Lead me, O Lord, my erring footsteps guide

Author: M. Victor Stanley
Tune: [Lead me, O Lord, my erring footsteps guide]
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Representative Text

1 Lead me, O Lord, my erring footsteps guide,
Lest I should chance to wander from Thy side;
Oft-times in life the heart is prone to stray,
Lead, Thou, the way, dear Lord, lead, Thou, the way.

Lead, Thou, the way,
Lead, Thou, the way,
And I will follow Thee, dear Lord,
Lead, Thou, the Way.

2 When skies are bright and all the world is kind,
Broad fields allure and paths are left behind;
Should I thus wander, Lord, ere close of day,
Back to a Father’s love, lead, Thou, the way. [Refrain]

3 Thou knowest, Lord, the tendency to roam;
Take, then, my hand and lead me safely home;
Tho’ heedlessly, O Lord, I distant stray,
Bring back Thy erring child, lead, Thou, the way. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #92

Author: M. Victor Stanley

Staley, M. Victor. (near Omro, Wisconsin, 1866--?). Studied at Lawrence University, 1887-1892; University of Wisconsin (Madison), B.A., 1893; Yale University, Ph.D., ca.1895; admitted to bar, 1900. Practiced, Portland, Oregon. Teacher of Latin and Greek, Palo Alto, California; University of Washington, Seattle; Orchard Lake Military Academy and Louisiana State Normal School. See: Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company. --Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lead me, O Lord, my erring footsteps guide
Author: M. Victor Stanley
Refrain First Line: Lead thou the way
Copyright: Public Domain



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