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Words and music: J. H. Newman
From: Guitar Picker -
Lead Kindly Light

[C] Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me [G7] on;
The night is [C] dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou [G7] me [C] on.
[G7] Keep Thou my feet; I [D7] do not ask to [G7] see
[C] The distant [F] scene; one step [C] enough [G7] for [C] 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, in 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 a while