Lead Us to Still Waters

Lead us to still waters

Author: Daniel Charles Damon
Tune: EMERALD BAY
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1 Lead us to still waters
where the poor may come
where the thirsty gather
finding help and home.
Lead us to green pastures
where we may lie down,
finding peace and blessing
on your holy ground.

2 Save us from oppression,
from the tyrant's hand,
from the cry of vengeance
in our native land.
If we lack compassion,
lend us what we need,
love that knows no limit,
faith that plants a seed.

3 Carry us to safety
when our strength is gone,
when our faith is shaken,
turn us toward the dawn.
Lead us through the desert
to your living spring,
to your rock of refuge
where the righteous sing.

Source: New Hymns of Hope #142

Author: Daniel Charles Damon

Daniel Charles Damon (b. 1955) is an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes and is Associate Editor of Hymnody for Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois. Damon is also a jazz pianist and has played in many hotels and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds degrees from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois (BME, 1977) and Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California (MDiv, 1987). He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in the San Francisco Bay area and a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Several single-author collections of Damon's hymns have been published: Faith Will Sing (Carol Stream, 1993), The Sound of Welcome (Carol Stream, 1998), To the Thirsty… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lead us to still waters
Title: Lead Us to Still Waters
Author: Daniel Charles Damon
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 2016 Hope Publishing Company

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