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Lead Me to Calvary – Hearty Hymns from A to Z

New Hampshire Quaker Jennie Evelyn Hussey (1874-1958) suffered from rheumatism, an affliction which made her an invalid for much of her life. Still, she used her creative gifts to compose poems, stories, and hymns. She also designed crochet needlework patterns, which were published regionally.

Hussey wrote “Lead Me to Calvary” in 1921. These lines seem particularly appropriate for Good Friday (today):

King of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be:
Lest I forget Thy thorn crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.

Lest I forget Gethsemane;
Lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

Let me like Mary, through the gloom,
Come with a gift to Thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb,
Lead me to Calvary.

May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share,
Thou hast borne all for me.

Listen to Don Moen’s recording of “Lead Me to Calvary”:

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1 comment:

  1. Don Moen is one of my favorite worship leaders. Such a sweet voice and a sweet spirit!