Lead Us, Heavenly Father (Herford)

Lead us, heavenly Father, In our opening way

Author: Brooke Herford (1893)
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1. Lead us, heavenly Father,
In our opening way,
Lead us in the morning
Of our little day.
While our hearts are happy,
While our souls are free,
May we give our childhood
As a song to Thee.

2. Lead us, heavenly Father,
As the way grows long,
Be our strong salvation,
Be our joyous song.
Gladdened by Thy mercies,
Chastened by Thy rod,
May we walk through all things
Humbly with our God.

3. Lead us, heavenly Father,
By Thy voices clear—
Through Thy prophets holy,
Through Thy Son so dear—
Him who took the children
In His arms of love;
May we all be gathered
In His home above.

Author: Brooke Herford

Born: 1830, Altrincham, Manchester, England, Died: December 21, 1903, Hampstead, Middlesex, England. Buried: Hale, Cheshire, England. Son of John and Sarah Herford, Brooke received his early education in Manchester, at the school of John Relly Beard. At age 14, he left school and went into his father’s counting house for four years. As he became engaged with the local Sunday School, and at the Mosley Street Mission School, he eventually decided upon the ministry as a career. At age 18, he enrolled at Manchester New College (now at Oxford, but then at Manchester). At age 21, he began preaching at Todmorden, Yorkshire and, as his college would not support him, he withdrew from school to be a full time minister. After five years at Todm… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lead us, heavenly Father, In our opening way
Title: Lead Us, Heavenly Father (Herford)
Author: Brooke Herford (1893)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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