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Robert W. Lehman Lead, Kindly Light

Categories
Communion Anthems
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB Choir and Organ. A tender and poignant arrangement of the hymn tune Sandon. Easy enough for the choir to perform with little rehearsal (a funeral or memorial service, for instance). The organ incorporates the tune Eventide to great effect.

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.

 

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

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