Scripture Verse

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


Brooke Herford

Words: Brooke Her­ford, 1893.

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

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


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.