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Clif Cason Lead Gently, Lord

Categories
Anthems, Communion Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB and Organ. A VERY sweet setting of this wonderful poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. If you are looking for an Epiphany text from an African-American poet (MLK weekend) this might be just right.

Lead gently, Lord, and slow,
For oh, my steps are weak,
And ever as I go,
Some soothing sentence speak;

That I may turn my face
Through doubt's obscurity
Toward thine abiding-place,
E'en tho' I cannot see.

For lo, the way is dark;
Through mist and cloud I grope,
Save for that fitful spark,
The little flame of hope.

Lead gently, Lord, and slow,
For fear that I may fall;
I know not where to go
Unless I hear thy call.

My fainting soul doth yearn
For thy green hills afar;
So let thy mercy burn-
My greater, guiding star!

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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