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The Mission Hymnal, Enlarged Edition, 1913004
Lead, Kindly Light, Amid the Encircling GloomCardinal John H. Newman (1801-1890)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
004Lux BenignaRev. John B. Dykes (1823-1876)10.4.10.4.10.10.

1Lead, kindly Light, amid the 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.
2I 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.
3So 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. Amen.
Genesis42:36And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are against me.
Exodus13:21And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
2 Samuel22:19They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
Psalm16:11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm32:8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalm39:9I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
Psalm43:3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Psalm73:24Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Psalm78:14In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
Psalm78:14-1614 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. 15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths. 16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
Psalm97:11Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Psalm112:4Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Psalm119:105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Isaiah58:11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Isaiah60:19The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
John1:9That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John8:12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John12:46I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
John13:7Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Romans8:28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 Corinthians13:12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.