He will be our guide even to the end.@Psalm 48:14

Will­iam C. Stokes, in Gos­pel Prais­es No. 2, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, cir­ca 1900), num­ber 44.

An­na C. Bar­row (🔊 pdf nwc).

The way is long and dark, my Father,
And all around is filled with gloom;
Come near, and reach Thy hand, I pray Thee,
And kindly, gently lead me home.

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Lead me home, O Father,
Lead me home, O Father,
Nevermore from Thee to roam;
Lead me home, lead me home,
Jesus, Savior, lead me home.

Thick, heavy clouds are hovering o’er me,
And helpless thro’ the gloom I roam;
O Father, let me feel Thy presence,
And kindly, gently lead me home.

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Far, far away from Thee I’ve wandered;
Back to Thy side in faith I come;
On bended knee I’m humbly pleading,
O Father, kindly lead me home.

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Of self and sin, O Lord, I’m weary;
Away from Thee no more I’ll roam;
In life, in death, O keep me near Thee;
O Father, gently lead me home.

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