Lyrics – 3 verses
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er this world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be
Saviour, breath forgiveness o’er us:
All our weaknesses thou dost know;
Though didst tread this earth before us,
Thou did feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.
Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Ever can our peace destroy.
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- Tune: Mannheim
- Meter: 87 87 87
- Style: Victorian Hymn
- Church Year: Lent, General
- Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
- Lyricist: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867)
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
- Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.