Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me

Author: Julie von Hausmann

Julie Katharina von Hausmann (born 7 March [O.S. 19 March] 1826 in Riga; died 2 August [O.S. 15 August] 1901 in Võsu, Estonia) was a Baltic German poet, known for the hymn Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me (German: So nimm denn meine Hände) with a melody by Friedrich Silcher. Earlier translations had been made by Herman Brueckner as "O take my hand, dear Father" and Elmer Leon Jorgenson as "Take Thou My Hand, and Lead Me." The hymn has also been translated by Martha D. Lange, whose version appears in the Great Songs of the Church Revised (1986). Julie Hausmann was the daughter of a teach­er. She worked for a while as a gov­ern­ess, but due to her ill health she lived with and cared for her fa­ther, who had gone blind. Af­ter his deat… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, take my hand and lead me
Title: Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me
German Title: So nimm denn meine Hände
Author: Julie von Hausmann
Meter: D
Source: Tr. Lutheran Book of Worship
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship



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