Gently, Lord, O gently lead us (W. T. Porter)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-13)  CPDL #57986:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-13).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 59 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Source: "Selected anthems for mixed voices with organ or piano accompaniment, vol. 2, The Frederick Harris Music Co. Limited.

General Information

Title: Gently, Lord, O gently lead us
Composer: W. T. Porter
Lyricist: Thomas Hastings

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:
Description: Words set to the tune "Ar Hyd Y Nos".

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Original text and translations

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Gently, Lord, O gently lead us
Through this vale of tears,
Through the changes thou decreed us,
Till the last great change appears.
When temptation's darts assail us,
When in devious paths we stray,
Let thy goodness never fail us,
Show us thy way.

In the hour of pain and anguish,
When death draws near,
Suffer not our hearts to languish,
nor our souls to fear.
Then when mortal strife is ended,
Let us be among the blest,
And by angel bands attended,
There we shall rest.