Advent Hymnals

403. LEAD KINDLY LIGHT

Church Hymnal 1941,

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 John H. Newman
Year 1941
Composer John B. Dykes
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Tune LUX BENIGNA
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Christian Life: Guidance
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