Scripture Verse

Lead me, O Lord. Psalm 5:8


Words: Nel­lie B. Sweets, in Grate­ful Praise, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1902), num­ber 81.

Music: Mrs. Fan­nie L. Simp­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lead me, Father, lead, I pray,
For the night is dark and wild,
And I cannot see my way;
Father, lead Thy trembling child.


Lead me, Father, lead me, Father,
For the night is dark and wild;
Lead me, Father, lead, O lead me,
Lead Thy trembling child.

Lead me when the morning dawns,
Lest in paths of sin I stray,
Lest earth’s pleasures lure my soul,
Lead me in the narrow way.


Lead me in the noonday clear,
When night’s shadows all are gone,
Lest I leave Thy tender care,
Lest I dare to walk alone.


When the evening draweth on,
And my courage ebbs away,
Lead me then till comes the dawn
Of the everlasting day.