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Lead us with thy gentle sway

Lead us with thy gentle sway

Author: John Bowring
Published in 10 hymnals

Full Text

Lead us with Thy gentle sway,
As a willing child is led;
Speed us on our upward way,
As a pilgrim, Lord, is sped,
Who with prayers and helps divine
Seeks a consecrated shrine.

Lead us, Father! Thou dost know
All the way; but, wanderers, we
Often miss our way below,
And stretch out our hands to Thee;
Guide us, save us, and prepare
Our appointed mansion there!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #502

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lead us with thy gentle sway
Author: John Bowring

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #502Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #502Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #536Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #516Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #516Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d166
Hymns of the Spirit #148Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #148Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d334
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #33cPage Scan
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