Lead thou me on…

Dear children! Anew I call you to follow me with joy.
I desire to lead all of you to my Son, your Saviour…

part Medjugorje message, July 25, 2010

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 day, 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!

• John Henry cardinal Newman, June 16, 1833

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