The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom
|Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom||96|
|(LUX BENIGNA. 10,4,10,4,10,10)|
|John H. Newman, 1833||John B. Dykes, 1868|
Lead, kindly Light, amid th'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 graish day, and spite of fears Pride rules 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 smileWhich I hae loved long snice, and lost awhile. Amen