1) Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us
O’er the world’s tempestuous sea ;
Guide us, guard us, keep us, feed us,
For we have no help but Thee ;
Yet possessing every blessing,
If our God our Father be.
2) Saviour, breathe forgiveness o’er us,
All our weakness Thou dost know ;
Thou didst tread the earth before us,
Thou didst feel its keenest woe ;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert Thou didst go.
3) Spirit of our God descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy ;
Love with every feeling blending,
Pleasures that can never cloy :
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Nothing can our peace destroy.