Scripture Verse

Lead me, O Lord. Psalm 5:8


Words & Mu­sic: Frank M. Da­vis, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc). Davis wrote this song in Au­gust 1880, on a steam­er in Che­sa­peake Bay, bound for Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land. It was pub­lished in Bright Gems, com­piled by Sam­u­el B. El­len­ber­ger, 1881.

Frank M. Davis


Savior, lead me, lest I stray,
Gently lead me all the way;
I am safe when by Thy side,
I would in Thy love abide.


Lead me, lead me, Savior, lead me lest I stray;
Gently down the stream of time,
Lead me, Savior, all the way.

Thou the refuge of my soul
When life’s stormy billows roll;
I am safe when Thou art nigh,
All my hopes on Thee rely.


Savior, lead me, then at last,
When the storm of life is past,
To the land of endless day,
Where all tears are wiped away.