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.