Jesus, still lead on

Jesus, still lead on,
till our rest be won,
and, although the way be cheerless,
we will follow calm and fearless,
guide us by Thy hand
to our fatherland.

If the way be drear,
if the foe be near,
let no faithless fears o'ertake us,
let not faith and hope forsake us,
for through many a woe
to our home we go.

Jesus, still lead on,
till our rest be won;
heavenly Leader, still direct us,
still support, control, protect us,
till we safely stand
in our fatherland.

Words: Nicholaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, 1721;
trans. Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1846

Music: Seelenbräutigam, Bow Church

Meter: 55 88 55

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 2000-2003.