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The Lord led on

The chosen hosts from Egypt went

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [The chosen hosts from Egypt went]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The chosen hosts from Egypt went;
The way to them was new;
Yet journey’d on, at heart content
The Lord would bring then through.

By pillar and cloud the Lord led on,
From Egypt to Canaan’s strand;
Thro’ the wilderness way,
By night and by day,
Up to the promised land.

2 We as in darkness need not grope,
Nor coming day e’er dread;
If we but make the Lord our hope,
And follow where we’re led. [Refrain]

3 To walk “by faith” with God to lead,
Might well our pleasure be;
To hear His voice, and then to heed,
Were better than to see. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #83

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The chosen hosts from Egypt went
Title: The Lord led on
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: By pillar and cloud the Lord led on
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