Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"One step enough for me"

From 1905:


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.
So long thy power hath blest 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 Newman