Father, Lead Me Home

The way is long and dark, my Father

Author: William C. Stokes (1900)
Tune: [The way is long and dark, my Father]
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1. The way is long and dark, my Father,
And all around is filled with gloom;
Come near, and reach Thy hand, I pray Thee,
And kindly, gently lead me home.

Refrain
Lead me home, O Father,
Lead me home, O Father,
Nevermore from Thee to roam;
Lead me home, lead me home,
Jesus, Savior, lead me home.

2. Thick, heavy clouds are hov’ring o’er me,
And helpless thro’ the gloom I roam;
O Father, let me feel Thy presence,
And kindly, gently lead me home. [Refrain]

3. Far, far away from Thee I’ve wandered;
Back to Thy side in faith I come;
On bended knee I’m humbly pleading,
O Father, kindly lead me home. [Refrain]

4. Of self and sin, O Lord, I’m weary;
Away from Thee no more I’ll roam;
In life, in death, O keep me near Thee;
O Father, gently lead me home. [Refrain]

Author: William C. Stokes

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Text Information

First Line: The way is long and dark, my Father
Title: Father, Lead Me Home
Author: William C. Stokes (1900)
Source: Gospel Praises No. 2, by William J. Kirkpatrick & Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, circa 1900), number 44
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lead me home, O Father
Copyright: Public Domain

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