Lead Me, Savior

Savior, lead me, lest I stray, Gently lead me all the way

Author: Frank M. Davis
Tune: [Savior, lead me lest I stray] (Davis)
Published in 300 hymnals

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1 Savior, lead me lest I stray,
Gently lead me all the way;
I am safe when by Thy side,
I would in Thy love abide.

Lead me, lead me, Savior,
lead me, lest I stray;
Gently down the stream of time,
Lead me, Savior, all the way.

2 Thou the refuge of my soul,
When life's stormy billows roll;
I am safe when by Thy side,
All my hopes on Thee rely. [Refrain]

3 Savior, lead me, then at last,
When the storm of life is past;
To the land of endless day,
Where all tears are wiped away. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #234

Author: Frank M. Davis

Frank Marion Davis USA 1839-1896. Born at Marcellus, NY, he became a teacher and professor of voice, a choirmaster and a good singer. He traveled extensively, living in Marcellus, NY, Vicksburg, MS, Baltimore, MD, Cincinnati, OH, Burr Oak and Findley, MI. He compiled and published several song books: “New Pearls of Song” (1877), “Notes of Praise” (1890), “Crown of gold” (1892), “Always welcome” (1881), “Songs of love and praise #5” (1898), “Notes of praise”, and “Brightest glory”. He never married. John Perry Go to person page >



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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #239


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