Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Will L. Thompson
(1847–1909)

Words & Mu­sic: Will L. Thomp­son, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home,
When life’s toils are ended
And parting days have come;
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’lt only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

Refrain

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home,
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come;
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Refrain