Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us Lyrics
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O'er the world's tempestuous sea;
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
For we have no help but Thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be.
Savior, breathe forgiveness o'er us;
All our weakness Thou dost know;
Thou didst tread this earth before us,
Thou didst feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert Thou didst go.
Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy;
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Nothing can our peace destroy.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us", Friedrich Filitz (March 16, 1804-December 8, 1876), was born in Arnstadt, Thuringia (Germany) and became famous as a philosopher, music critic, composer and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): James Edmeston (September 10, 1791 to January 7, 1867)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Friedrich Filitz (March 16, 1804 to December 8, 1876)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us O'er the world's tempestuous sea"
First Publication Date: 1821