"Jesus, Lead Thou On"
Cento by Christian Gregor, 1723-1801
Translated by Jane Borthwick, 1813-1897
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(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_
Text: Luke 5:11
Author: Cento by Christian Gregor, 1778
Translated by: Jane Borthwick, 1854, alt.
Titled: "Jesu, geh voran"
Composer: Adam Drese, 1697