Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,

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CGS No.: 
87

Verse 1
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.

Verse 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 garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years!

Verse 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 have loved long since, and lost awhile.

Verse 4
And until then, as on this pilgrimage,
That Thou hast trod
Lead Thou me on, Jesu, blessed Saviour
To Father's home,
That I may rest, after the earth's warfare
In light perpetual that shines eternal.