"Jesus, Lead Thou On"
                     Cento by Christian Gregor, 1723-1801
                    Translated by Jane Borthwick, 1813-1897
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941) 294-295

        1. Jesus, lead Thou on
        Till our rest is won;
        And although the way be cheerless,
        We will follow calm and fearless.
        Guide us by Thy hand
        To our fatherland.

        2. If the way be drear,
        If the foe be near,
        Let not faithless fears o'ertake us;
        Let not faith and hope forsake us;
        For through many a woe
        To our home we go.

        3. When we seek relief
        From a long-felt grief;
        When temptations come alluring,
        Make us patient and enduring;
        Show us that bright shore
        Where we weep no more.

        4. Jesus, lead Thou on
        Till our rest is won.
        Heavenly Leader, still direct us,
        Still support, control, protect us,
        Till we safely stand
        In our fatherland.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymanl_ Hymn #410 Text: Luke 5:11 Author: Cento by Christian Gregor, 1778 Translated by: Jane Borthwick, 1854, alt. Titled: "Jesu, geh voran" Composer: Adam Drese, 1697 Tune: "Seelenbraeutigam"
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