Lead, Kindly Light

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Description

SATB (opt. descant) and Organ. Romantic rosewater for the soul! A beautiful melody, not difficult, with a soaring descant for a few voices on the last verse. Text by John Henry Newman.

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Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th'encircling glo,Om,
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 cho,Ose 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 mo,Or 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!

Lead Thou me on,
to my God.