Scripture Verse

Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto Him. Luke 18:40


Edmund S. Lorenz

Words: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz, Hea­ven­ly Ca­rols (Day­ton, Ohio: Will­iam J. Shu­ey, 1878), page 37. Some hym­nals show the lyr­i­c­ist as E. D. M. or E. D. Mund, two of Lo­renz’ pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tullius C. O’Kane


Lead me to Jesus, my soul is so weary,
Weary of bearing the yoke of sin;
Dark clouds above me, my pathway is dreary,
Joy never dwells my sad heart within.


Lead me to Jesus, lead me today;
Lead me to Jesus, lead me, I pray;
Tenderly, carefully, lovingly, prayerfully,
Lead me to Jesus.

Mountains impassable, sins rise around me,
Hiding the light of the Father’s face;
Sitting in darkness, sin fetters have bound me,
Vainly I struggle without His grace.


Lead me to Jesus, my soul now returning,
Seeks in His bosom its resting place;
Lead me to Jesus, my heart now is burning,
Longing for mercy, and love, and grace.