Lead, Kindly Light

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Lead, kindly Light, amid the 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 days, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

So long thy power hath blessed 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.

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 December 2019

he night is gone; And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile. // beautiful poetic expression

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Michael Walker 02 October 2019

A beautiful hymn to God. His light will lead him down the right path. He only needs to see one step at a time. The last two lines are memorable: 'And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile'.

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Nick T. 01 July 2018

The above recording should be removed. It positively undermines the depth and beauty of Newman's work.

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bhaskar panda 31 May 2018

inspiring to those who are in distressed and depress

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 05 September 2014

A beautiful poem with philosophical leanings and it is great.

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