LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT
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 should'st 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 pow'r has blest me, sure it still will lead me on;
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent til the night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile...
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.