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A Hymn

AFTER READING ‘LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT.’
 
Lead gently, Lord, and slow,
For oh, my steps are weak,
And ever as I go,
Some soothing sentence speak;
 
That I may turn my face
Through doubt’s obscurity
Toward thine abiding—place,
E’en tho’ I cannot see.
 
For lo, the way is dark;
Through mist and cloud I grope,
Save for that fitful spark,
The little flame of hope.
 
Lead gently, Lord, and slow,
For fear that I may fall;
I know not where to go
Unless I hear thy call.
 
My fainting soul doth yearn
For thy green hills afar;
So let thy mercy burn—
My greater, guiding star!
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