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Lead, kindly light

Representative Text

Lumo Ĉiela, en plej nigra hor' gvidadu min :
En nokto vagas mi de l' hejmo for, gvidadu min.
Pri malproksima voj' ne zorgas mi.
Se tra mallum' la paŝojn gvidas Vi.

Ne ĉiam tiel preĝis mi, ke Vi gvidadu min :
Amis elekti mem la vojon mi.—nun gvidu min.
Malhumileco regis en la kor',—
Sed tion Vi formetu el memor'.

Nun iros mi antaŭen kun esper' sub Via ben' :
Trans dezertej', trans roko kaj river', ĝis tagalven',—
Kiam la nun-perdita amatar'
Al mi ridetos el la anĝelar'.

Author: John Henry Newman

Newman, John Henry , D.D. The hymnological side of Cardinal Newman's life and work is so small when compared with the causes which have ruled, and the events which have accompanied his life as a whole, that the barest outline of biographical facts and summary of poetical works comprise all that properly belongs to this work. Cardinal Newman was the eldest son of John Newman, and was born in London, Feb. 21, 1801. He was educated at Ealing under Dr. John Nicholas, and at Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated in honours in 1820, and became a Fellow of Oriel in 1822. Taking Holy Orders in 1824, he was for a short time Vice-Principal of St. Alban's Hall, and then Tutor of Oriel. His appointment to St. Mary's, Oxford, was in the spring of… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lumo Ĉiela, en plej nigra hor' gvidadu min
Title: Lead, kindly light
Author: John Henry Newman
Translator: William Harvey
Source: Himnoj Ant. kaj Mod., 266; Hymns A&M 266, English Hymnal 425, Church Hymns 455.
Language: Esperanto


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