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Savior Lead Me

Representative Text

1 Savior, lead me, gently lead me,
Thro’ this world of sin and strife;
Give me grace each day to follow
In the onward march of life.

Lead me, O my Savior, lead me,
For I dare not walk alone;
Thou alone dost know the pathway
To Thy everlasting throne.

2 Savior, lead me when in sorrow,
When my heart is sore oppressed;
Let me then, O gentle Shepherd,
Lean upon Thy loving breast. [Chorus]

3 Savior, lead me when the shadows
Gather round my dying bed;
May I then upon Thy promise,
Rest my weary, aching head. [Chorus]

4 Savior, lead me thro’ the portals,
To that city bright and fair,
Where the saints and all the loved ones
Wait my coming over there. [Chorus]

Source: Great Tabernacle Hymns #125

Author: J. M. Harris

Born: May 29, 1867, Williamsport, Ohio. Died: July 20, 1934, Miami, Florida. John’s wife was songwriter Margaret Harris. His works include: Waves of Glory No. 1 (Los Angeles, California: Nazarene Publishing Company, 1905) (editor) Spiritual Songs, edited with his wife Margaret & G. A. McLaughlin (Chicago, Illinois: Christian Witness Publishing Company, circa 1908) Glorious Gospel in Song (Chicago, Illinois: Christian Witness Publishing Company, 1910) (editor)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Savior, lead me, gently lead me
Title: Savior Lead Me
Author: J. M. Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lead me, O, my Savior, lead me
Copyright: Public Domain


AUTUMN (Barthélemon)

This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
TextPage Scan

Great Tabernacle Hymns #125

Songs of Devotion and Praise #d136

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Spiritual Songs #97

Zion's Praise #d85

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