The Pillar of the Cloud (Lead, Kindly Light)
by John Henry Newman, Cardinal
1 Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
2 Lead Thou me on!
3 The night is dark, and I am far from home --
4 Lead Thou me on!
5 Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
6 The distant scene, -- one step enough for me.
7 I was not ever thus, nor pray'd that Thou
8 Should'st lead me on.
9 I loved to choose and see my path; but now
10 Lead Thou me on!
11 I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
12 Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.
13 So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
14 Will lead me on,
15 O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
16 The night is gone;
17 And with the morn those angel faces smile
18 Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.