Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful
words of the "Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us" lyrics, James Edmeston (September 10, 1791-January 7, 1867),
was born in Wapping, Middlesex, England and
achieved fame as a prolific hymn writer who wrote 2,000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us", Friedrich Filitz (March 16, 1804-December 8, 1876),
was born in Arnstadt, Thuringia (Germany) and
became famous as a philosopher, music critic, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): James Edmeston (September 10, 1791
to January 7, 1867)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Friedrich Filitz (March 16, 1804 to
December 8, 1876)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us O'er the world's tempestuous sea"
First Publication Date:
Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us Lyrics
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.
Savior, 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.