The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom

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Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling Gloom 96
(LUX BENIGNA. 10,4,10,4,10,10)
John H. Newman, 1833 John B. Dykes, 1868
 
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1.

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

2.

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.

3.

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 hae loved long snice, and lost awhile. Amen