Lead thou me

Though the way be sometimes dreary

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [Though the way be sometimes dreary]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ the way be sometimes dreary,
Father, lead Thou me!
Tho’ the heart be sometimes weary,
Father, lead Thou me!
Tho’ a host encamp before me,
Fearless will I be!
With Thy banner floating o’er me,
Father, lead Thou me!

2 Thro’ the valley dark and lonely,
Father, lead Thou me!
Give me then Thy presence only,
Father, lead Thou me!
When I hear the billow roaring,
Bid the shadows flee;
Then my fainting soul restoring,
Father, lead Thou me!

3 Sins oppose and fears alarm me:
Father, lead Thou me!
Led by Thee there’s naught can harm me:
Father, lead Thou me!
By Thy mighty power surrounded,
Trusting all to Thee,
Let me never be confounded:
Father, lead Thou me!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12477

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the way be sometimes dreary
Title: Lead thou me
Author: P. P. Bliss
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12477
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The Cyber Hymnal #12477

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