"Lord, Lead the Way the Savior Went"
by William Crosswell, 1804-1851
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 313
1. Lord, lead the way the Savior went,
By lane and cell obscure,
And let love's treasure still be spent,
Like His, upon the poor.
2. Like Him, through scenes of deep distress,
Who bore the world's sad weight,
We in their crowded loneliness
Would seek the desolate.
3. For Thou hast placed us side by side
In this wide world of ill;
And that Thy followers may be tried,
The poor are with us still.
4. Mean are all offerings we can make;
But Thou hast taught us, Lord,
If given for the Savior's sake,
They lose not their reward.
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Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Hymn #440 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Matt. 25:40
Author: William Croswell, 1831
Composer: Richard Farrant, 1580
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