Hymn: Words by John H. New­man, 1833 (vers­es 1–3); Ed­ward H. Bick­er­steth, Jr., Hym­nal Com­pan­ion (verse 4) • Music: LUX BENIGNA, John B. Dykes, 1861

 

Found in A Daily Rate (Chapter 20)

 

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent,
Till the night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile, which I
Have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

20 for 2020: GLH Reading List

Grace published 20 new books in the 1920's. We've decided to read them in order during 2020, just like her 1920's readers did!

January: Exit Betty (1920) and Cloudy Jewel (1920)

February: The Tryst (1921) and The City of Fire (1922)

March: The Big Blue Soldier (1923) and Tomorrow About This Time (1923)

April: Re-Creations (1924) and Not Under the Law (1925)

May: Ariel Custer (1925) and A New Name (1926)

June: Coming Through the Rye (1926)

July: The Honor Girl (1927)

August: Job's Niece (1927)

September: The White Flower (1927) and Found Treasure (1928)

October: Crimson Roses (1928) and Blue Ruin (1928)

November: Duskin (1929) and Out of the Storm (1929)

December: The Prodigal Girl (1929) and Your favorite GLH Christmas Book!


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