John Henry Newman

(21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890 / London, England)

Lead, Kindly Light - Poem by John Henry Newman

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home,--
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene,--one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou
Shouldst lead me on:
I loved to choose and see my path, but now
Lead thou me on!
I loved the garish days, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

So long thy power hath blessed me, sure it still
Will lead me on;
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.


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  • Gold Star - 26,918 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/5/2014 10:51:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with philosophical leanings and it is great. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010



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