Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lead Kindly Light

Jackie has a new blog over on the other side of the pond! Please check out Lead Kindly Light. Here was her first post back in July:

Welcome to " Lead Kindly Light "

Lead, kindly Light, amid th'encircling gloom,
lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
the distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou
shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
lead thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
pride ruled my will: remember not past years!

So long thy power hath blessed me, sure it still
will lead me on.
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
the night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Words: John Henry Newman, 1833

1 comment:

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Thanks so much for this!