Lead us, O Father (J. E. Roberts)

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  • (Posted 2022-03-30)  CPDL #68618:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-03-30).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 72 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Lead us, O Father
Composer: J. E. Roberts
Lyricist: William Henry Burleigh
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1925
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Original text and translations

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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.