Lead us, O Father (J. E. Roberts)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-03-30). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 72 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1925
Original text and translations
1 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace;
Without Thy guiding hand we go astray,
And doubts appall, and sorrows still increase;
Lead us through Christ, the true and living Way.
2 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of truth;
Unhelped by Thee, in error's maze we grope,
While passion stains and folly dims our youth,
And age comes on, uncheered by faith and hope.
3 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of right;
Blindly we stumble when we walk alone,
Involved in shadows of a mortal night;
Only with Thee we journey safely on.
4 Lead us, O Father, to Thy heav'nly rest,
However rough and steep the pathway be,
Through joy or sorrow, as Thou deemest best,
Until our lives are perfected in Thee.