Audrey Assad - Lead Kindly Light Lyrics




Lead, kindly Light, amidst the grey and gloom
The night is long and I am far from home
Here in the dark, I do not ask to see
The path ahead-one step enough for me
Lead on, lead on, kindly Light.

I was not ever willing to be led
I could have stayed, but I ran instead
In spite of fear, I followed my pride
My eyes could see, but my heart was blind
Lead on, lead on, kindly Light.

And in the night, when i was afraid
Your feet beside my own on the way
Each stumbling step where other men have trod
Shortens the road leading home to my God

Lead on, lead on,
My God, My God,
Lead on, lead on, kindly Light.





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  1. Margraet nchang Wipikhai nchang

    Lead me kindly Light Amen

  2. Sandy Adair

    I love this song and video I was reading my devotion. In it this song was mentioned this song touched my heart. Thank you so much I've never heard this song before.

  3. praveen kumar

    Wow amazing voice

  4. Madeleine Jones

    "I was never willing to be led.
    I could have stayed, I ran instead".

    But then: "Lead on, kindly light".
    Full of hope 🕯🕯🕯

  5. Joy Adewale

    The internet network in my area is not very okay, but the first two line I have listen too had glued me to this song...... I can't wait to visit an area with better network to listen again and again

  6. Joy Adewale

    The internet network in my area is not very okay, but the first two line I have listen too had glued me to this song...... I can't wait to visit an area with better network to listen again and again

  7. Sandra Pisu-Jocic

    😢Melay is the dog for may vather. The ocford make monster fro me. Leike layd
    One, no, three and than change.
    Melay leader for give all Oxford.
    What is this the witsch song. Leight
    Lai is now a monster
    A Melai is hausdoc and the Familie kill for privat Studenten.
    Glaubensabfall

  8. odonnell1218

    This was one of our hymns for the baccalaureate mass at the University of Mary, before being sent out to fulfill our vocations. So blessed to be sent off by my alma mater with the words, “Lead on, kindly Light.” Blessed (soon to be Saint) John Henry Newman, pray for us.

    P.S. University of Mary is on the Newman Guide for Choosing a Catholic College

  9. Anoud 10

    I am not Christian but It’s has deeply meaning. Really! “ one step enough for me “ that wonderful. 🌱🍃🐼

  10. cute girl

    I love this song and piano tune

  11. Mohammed Ahmed

    Very good song. Old keep making songs like these

  12. bonnie seeking the unknown

    beautiful song

  13. Adam Kaczanowski

    <3 BEAUTIFUL <3

  14. Nishant patel

    I read this poem in How to stop worrying and start living book by dale carnegie

  15. av3maria

    This hymn was in my daily prayers today. Did she compose her own music to the poem, or is this fine well known? It’s not the Sandon version so just curious. I’d love to sing it today for a Senior living facility I’ll be visiting later and would like to look up the sheet music bc I’m crunched for time.
    Thank you!

  16. cathy peters

    Gorgeous. Never knew this hymn until today. I was asked to sing it for a funeral this weekend, but what a humble story embedded in the song... I will always love this song, and will share this video with many, many people. It's all of our story.

  17. Nick Swarbrick

    A neat simplification of the original - and I rather like this new tune: a single voice like this makes it much more intimate.

  18. Tulika Pandey

    Amazing song ♡♡

  19. Small Lady

    This hymn was one of the songs played by the band on the Titanic as it sunk. So many people heard it before their death.

  20. Adam Kaczanowski

    <3 Beautiful

  21. Jonathan Ato Markin

    Beautiful

  22. Abhishek Malviya

    we used to sing this song in our school during assembly :D just came here to recall those school memories

  23. ImSPOTon

    This rendition by Audrey and the video in WHOLE is absolutely amazing !
    Thank you for this beautiful work of encouragement . It has touched me deeply & I will no doubt keep this music with its lasting images forever as one of my favorites

  24. Marilyn Liddington

    Very lovely x.c x x.

  25. Pankaj Singh

    Mahatma Gandhi used to draw inspiration from this hymn.

  26. Brenda Haughney

    Extremely moving. Voice, lyrics, photos. I need to listen to this every day!

  27. google search

    love it

  28. Adam Kaczanowski

    <3 <3 <3 BEAUTIFUL B E A U T I F U L xoxoxoxox

  29. David Ki Mehfil. mann

    Very nice

  30. Adam Kaczanowski

    <3 BEAUTIFUL Video, Love it. Godbless xo

  31. Marilyn Matthews

    Wiki has a lot of information about this wonderful hymn... WIKI is in desperate need of donations to stay online.. they are now BEGGING for them... this is just one example of the type of information we will lose access to if they fail ... please help if you can.. WIKI says this about the song:
    "The largest mining disaster in the Durham Coalfield in England was at West Stanley Colliery, known locally as "The Burns Pit", when 168 men and boys lost their lives as the result of two underground explosions at 3:45pm on Tuesday 16 February 1909. In the Towneley Seam 63 lay dead, in the Tilley Seam 18 lay dead, in the Busty Seam 33 lay dead and in the Brockwell Seam 48 lay dead. But incredibly, there were still men alive underground. A group of 34 men and boys in the Tilley Seam had found a pocket of clean air. They were led by Deputy Mark Henderson. Sadly a few of them panicked and left the group, they died instantly after inhaling the poison gas. The remainder sat in almost total darkness, when one of them began humming the Hymn "Lead Kindly Light". In no time at all. the rest of the miners joined in with the words, "Lead kindly light amidst the encircling gloom, lead thou me on, The night is dark, and I am far away from home". This was probably sung to the tune "Sandon" by CH Purdy, popular with miners in the Durham coalfield. Before the hymn ended, young Jimmy Gardner died of injuries. These 26 men were rescued after 14 hours, four others were later rescued.
    "It is God's Way - Lead, Kindly Light" Portrait Plaque, ca. 1901
    "Lead, Kindly Light" was sung by Betsie ten Boom, sister of Corrie ten Boom, and other women as they were led by the S.S. Guards to the concentration camp Ravensbruck during the Holocaust.[4]
    Lead, Kindly Light was sung by a soloist on the RMS Titanic during a hymn-singing gathering led by Rev. Ernest C. Carter, shortly before the ocean liner struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912.[5] The hymn was also sung aboard one of the Titanic's lifeboats when the rescue ship Carpathia was sighted the following morning. It was suggested by one of the occupants, Noëlle, Countess of Rothes.[6]
    Lead, Kindly Light was sung by British troops to the accompaniment of nearby artillery fire on the Western Front during the First World War at services held before going into the trenches the
    following day.[7]

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  32. ewapler

    It was Gandhi's favourite hymn, I hear.

  33. Nandhiji

    So beautiful! Heart touching!!! All human's prayers especially for these times. Being guided to be the pillar of Light, the We. In grace! Grateful for this beautiful video, the Message, the Hope, the Triumph! :))))))

  34. Richard Oliver

    Touches me deeply. Thank-you Cardinal John Henry Newman.

  35. Jade Kendall

    This is such a beautiful arrangement. Is there somewhere to buy the sheet music?

  36. Marilyn Matthews

    this is beautiful... its so full of the Holy Spirit... angelic... heavenly.... thank you so much.

  37. Dream Traveler Zenddrex

    Yo, anyone know where I can find a recording of this with just the piano, or sheets for the piano accompaniment?

  38. shradhapati singh

    in trobled world this is the light to be followed

  39. Alex Fernando

    Firstly, I heard the Sinhala hymn at he Kithu dana Pubuduwa."ගෙන යනු මැනවි මා වටකර ඇති අඳුර මැදින් ආලෝකයාණෙනි!

  40. Karen Spangler

    that was beautiful. Thank you Audrey Assad,

  41. singing4hope

    This rendition of the song reaches the depths of my heart and soul. Thank you and God bless you, Audrey Assad.

  42. Scott Smith

    Just beautifully done. Never really appreciated as much as now.

  43. Edwin Rayner

    Just Beautiful

  44. Deana

    "Lead Kindly Light"

    Lead, kindly Light, amidst the grey and gloom
    The night is long and I am far from home
    Here in the dark, I do not ask to see
    The path ahead-one step enough for me
    Lead on, lead on, kindly Light.

    I was not ever willing to be led
    I could have stayed, but I ran instead
    In spite of fear, I followed my pride
    My eyes could see, but my heart was blind
    Lead on, lead on, kindly Light.

    And in the night, when i was afraid
    Your feet beside my own on the way
    Each stumbling step where other men have trod
    Shortens the road leading home to my God

    Lead on, lead on,
    My God, My God,
    Lead on, lead on, kindly Light.

  45. candace s

    she does sir John Henry Newman proud..   so peaceful ...used this at a funeral of my brother..  awesome   thank for this song

  46. Arun Kumar Sujathan

    lyrics brings the memories of school days...music was different

  47. John6forty-eight

    Unspeakably beautiful.

  48. saji varughese

    Beautiful song

  49. Sweetcanary

    Hi this song is a poem by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman, recognized as one of the most beautiful poems of the English language

  50. Sweetcanary

    Hi this song is a poem by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman, recognized as one of the most beautiful poems of the English language

  51. savita vashishtha

    One f my most wonderful Prayers.Simply can be said WOW!

  52. BrianK Wilcox

    Wonderful! Thanks

  53. Soo Hui Yan

    Love your video as well as your description:)

  54. dell lasalle

    I found these handwritten lyrics in my mother's belongings after her death.

    Mariam Caballero

    I hope that she rest in the God's peace

  55. Morris Moss

    Excellent - thank you!

  56. Jose R.

    Beautiful song and video! Keep them coming! :)

    Angelica Garza

    Thank you, Jose! More to come! :) I hope you were blessed. Check out more of my videos for more great music. God bless!

    Jose R.

    You're welcome! I was! God bless you too! :)