Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Friedrich Filitz)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-07)  CPDL #62737:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
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Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised
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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-07).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 117 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised, melody with words.

General Information

Title: Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
Composer: Friedrich Filitz
Tune: Mannheim
Lyricist: James Edmeston

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 224
Description: Adapted from Filitz's Choralbuch. For a descant, see Mannheim (Andrew Sims).

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Original text and translations

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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.

Saviour, 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.