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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.

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!

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!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path, Thyself hast trod
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith, home to my God
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

The Gospel song, "Lead Kindly Light" was written by John Newman and Edward Bickersteth. The music was composed by John Dykes.