123 - Lead, kindly light
1 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.
2 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 in spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years.
3 So long Thy pow'r has bless'd 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!

Tekst: J.H. Newman
Muziek: J.B. Dykes
Nederlandse vertaling: Bundel Johan de Heer - lied 716 en 716a - Leid vriend'lijk licht
Schrift: 1 Johannes 1:7