Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

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 pray'd 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 pow'r 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!

Text: John Henry Newman, 1801-1890


Caryn Allen said...

This is my absolute favorite hymn ever. I am constantly amazed by the spirit it brings. THanks for the reminder. :)

Joshua and Rachel said...

This is a great hymn and always reminds me that we need to be willing to be led. We love you guys!

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

So beautiful, Crystal. That hymn has new meaning now. Much love!