Lead, Kindly Light

First line: Lead, kindly light, amid th’encircling gloom / Lead kindly light, amid the encircling gloom / Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom; Lead / Lead, kindly Light, amid th’ encircling gloom / Lead, kindly Light / Divina Luz, con esplendor benigno

Original language: English

Words: John Henry Newman
Music: John B. Dykes


Lead, Kindly Light
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1. Lead, kindly Light, amid th’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 seeThe distant scene—one step enough for me.
2. I was not ever thus, nor pray’d that thouShouldst lead me on.I loved to choose and see my path; but now,Lead thou me on!I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years.
3. So long thy pow’r hath blest me, sure it stillWill lead me onO’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, tillThe night is gone.And with the morn those angel faces smile,Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Lead, Kindly Light

, 97

Lead, Kindly Light

, no. 62

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Lead, Kindly Light

, Jan 2013

Arr.: Katie Bastian

Contributor: Katie Bastian

Lead, Kindly Light

, Mar 2017

Artist: Danny Heslop

Arr.: Danny Heslop

Divina Luz (Spanish)

, Oct 2017

Artist: Fabiana Lauf

Arr.: Fabiana Lauf

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, Kindly Light

, 401

Lead, Kindly Light (October 2016)

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: Combined choir from the Provo MTC

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 4

Artist: Melchizedek Priesthood choir

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square; Unknown (flute); Unknown (oboe); Unknown (harp); Unknown (organ)

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 13

Artist: George Dyer; Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead, Kindly Light

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead, Kindly Light

, 20

Arr.: Michael F. Moody

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: Combined men’s choir from BYU

Lead, Kindly Light

, 97

Lead, Kindly Light

, 97

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: Congregation

Arr.: Robert Cundick

Lead, Kindly Light

, 8

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead, Kindly Light

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead, Kindly Light

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead, Kindly Light

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead Kindly Light

, 8

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead Kindly Light

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead Kindly Light

, 6

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Lead, Kindly Light

, 112

Lead, Kindly Light (Women’s Voices)

, 366

Lead, Kindly Light

, 112

Lead, Kindly Light (Women’s Voices)

, 366

Lead, Kindly Light

, 112

Lead, Kindly Light (Women’s Voices)

, 366

Lead, Kindly Light

, 112

Lead, Kindly Light (Women’s Voices)

, 366

Lead, Kindly Light

, 97

Lead, Kindly Light

, 366

Lead, Kindly Light

, 12

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Lead, Kindly Light

, 12

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Lead, Kindly Light

, 12

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Lead, Kindly Light

, 12

Arr.: B. Cecil Gates

Lead, Kindly Light

, 220

Lead, Kindly Light

, 220

Lead, Kindly Light

, 220

Lead, Kindly Light

, 220

Lead, Kindly Light

, 220

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

, 363

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

, 363

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

, 363

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead Kindly Light

, 303

Other Christian Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom

, 433

Other Christian Denominations

Lead, Kindly Light

, 233

Other Christian Denominations

Lead, Kindly Light

, 277

Other Christian Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

, 523a

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, Kindly Light

, 296

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, Kindly Light

, 296

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead Kindly Light

, 303

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’ encircling gloom

, 50

Other Christian Denominations

Lead, Kindly Light

, 238

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’ encircling gloom

, 265

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’ encircling gloom

, 265

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’ encircling gloom

, 265

Lead, Kindly Light

, 3

Artist: Ogden Tabernacle Choir

Lead, kindly light

, 2

Artist: Brother Neilsen; Brother Christensen; Brother Plumeyer; Brother Holdaway

Lead, Kindly Light

, 2

Artist: Amelia Margetts

Lead Kindly Light

, 3

Artist: Sister Larson; Sister Owen; Sister Jones; Sister Jorgensen

Unofficial or Local Publications

Lead Kindly Light

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