Scripture Verse

Lead me, O Lord. Psalm 5:8

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Frank M. Da­vis, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc). Davis wrote this song in Au­gust 1880, on a steam­er in Che­sa­peake Bay, bound for Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land. It was pub­lished in Bright Gems, com­piled by Sam­uel B. El­len­ber­ger, 1881.

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Frank M. Davis
1839–1896

Lyrics

Savior, lead me, lest I stray,
Gently lead me all the way;
I am safe when by Thy side,
I would in Thy love abide.

Refrain

Lead me, lead me,
Savior, lead me lest I stray;
Gently down the stream of time,
Lead me, Sav­ior, all the way.

Thou the refuge of my soul
When life’s stormy bil­lows roll;
I am safe when Thou art nigh,
All my hopes on Thee re­ly.

Refrain

Savior, lead me, then at last,
When the storm of life is past,
To the land of end­less day,
Where all tears are wiped away.

Refrain