Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lead Kindly Light

Lead Kindly Light
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 day, 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.
Lead kindly Light.
by: C.H. Purdy


Heather Anne said...

This beautiful - restful, peaceful and sweet! I'm glad you had a better day today after your difficult week! May the Lord strengthen you daily, Heather!

Anonymous said...

What a peaceful reflection. Thanks for the beautiful words...