Scripture Verse

He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3

Introduction

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Brooke Herford
1830–1903

Words: Brooke Her­ford, 1893.

Music: Prince­thorpe Will­iam Pitts, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Lead us, heav­en­ly Fa­ther,
In our op­en­ing way,
Lead us in the morn­ing
Of our lit­tle day.
While our hearts are hap­py,
While our souls are free,
May we give our child­hood
As a song to Thee.

Lead us, heav­en­ly Fa­ther,
As the way grows long,
Be our strong sal­va­tion,
Be our joy­ous song.
Gladdened by Thy mer­cies,
Chastened by Thy rod,
May we walk through all things
Humbly with our God.

Lead us, heav­en­ly Fa­ther,
By Thy voic­es clear—
Through Thy pro­phets ho­ly,
Through Thy Son so dear—
Him who took the child­ren
In His arms of love;
May we all be ga­thered
In His home above.