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O How Kindly Hast Thou Led Me

O how kindly hast thou led me

Author: Thomas Grinfield
Tune: MIDDLETOWN
Published in 24 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O how kindly hast Thou led me,
Heav’nly Father, day by day;
Found my dwelling, clothed and fed me,
Furnished friends to cheer my way!
Didst Thou bless me, didst Thou chasten,
With Thy smile or with Thy rod,
’Twas that still my step might hasten
Homeward, heav’nward, to my God.

2 O how slowly have I often
Followed where Thy hand would draw!
How Thy kindness failed to soften!
How Thy chastening failed to awe!
Make me for Thy rest more ready,
As Thy path is longer trod;
Keep me in Thy friendship steady,
Till Thou call me home, my God.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8325

Author: Thomas Grinfield

Grinfield, Thomas, M.A., b. Sept. 27th, 1788, and educated at Paul's Cray, Kent, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Taking Holy Orders in 1813, he was (preferred to the Rectory of Shirland, Derbyshire, in 1827 (Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 256). He died in 1870. His published works include:— (1) Epistles and Miscellaneous Poems, London, 1815; (2) The Omnipresence of God, with Other Sacred Poems, Bristol, 1824; and (3) A Century of Original Sacred Songs composed for Favourite Airs, London, 1836. From Nos. 2 and 3 the following hymns have come into common use:— 1. And is there a land far away from sin and woe? Heaven. No. 84 of his Century of Original Sacred Songs, 1836, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "The Heavenly Land." 2. 0 how k… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how kindly hast thou led me
Title: O How Kindly Hast Thou Led Me
Author: Thomas Grinfield
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8325
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The Cyber Hymnal #8325

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