Scripture Verse

Lead me, O Lord. Psalm 5:8


Words: Nel­lie B. Sweets, in Grate­ful Praise, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1902), num­ber 81.

Music: Mrs. Fan­nie L. Simp­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sweets or Simp­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Lead me, Fa­ther, lead, I pray,
For the night is dark and wild,
And I can­not see my way;
Father, lead Thy trem­bling child.


Lead me, Fa­ther, lead me, Fa­ther,
For the night is dark and wild;
Lead me, Fa­ther, lead, O lead me,
Lead Thy trem­bling child.

Lead me when the morn­ing dawns,
Lest in paths of sin I stray,
Lest earth’s plea­sures lure my soul,
Lead me in the nar­row way.


Lead me in the noon­day clear,
When night’s sha­dows all are gone,
Lest I leave Thy ten­der care,
Lest I dare to walk alone.


When the ev­en­ing draw­eth on,
And my cour­age ebbs away,
Lead me then till comes the dawn
Of the ev­er­last­ing day.