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Lead Kindly

Susan Lindquist  •  Digital Sheet Music


Lead Kindly Light. Words: John Henry Newman. Music: “Lux Benigna” arr. by Susan I. Lindquist. ©2001.

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Lead Kindly Light
Music: “Lux Benigna” (CS Hymn 169), arr. Susan I. Lindquist
Words: John Henry Newman

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 enough for me.

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.

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.

This arrangement:©2001 SLVivace