Lead me, Savior, lead me, lest I go astray

Lead me, Savior, lead me, lest I go astray

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Lead me, Savior, lead me]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lead me, Saviour, lead me,
Lest I go astray;
Let my steps be ever
In the narrow way.
Oh, let not temptations
Cause my wayward heart
From thy blessed precepts
Ever to depart.

2 Sin is all around me,
I am helpless too;
If Thou dost not help me,
I can nothing do.
Therefore show thy mercy
In each time of need;
Thou’rt a very present,
Present help indeed.

3 Lead me, Saviour, lead me,
By Thy spirit still;
Make my heart submissive
To thy blessed will.
All my wand’rings over,
All my troubles past,
To a home in glory
Lead my soul at last!

Source: Gospel Jewels #101

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lead me, Savior, lead me, lest I go astray
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Copyright: Public Domain



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