Advent Hymnals

631. LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT

Christ in Song,

1.
Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark and I am far from home;
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step's enough for me.

2.
I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path, but now
Lead thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will.  Remember not past years!

3.
So long thy power hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on 
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.


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Title Lead, Kindly Light
Key A♭ Major
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First Line Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom
Author Newman
Year 1908
Composer Dykes
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Tune LUX BENIGNA
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Christ Leading
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