Lead, Kindly Light

leadkindlylightOne of my prayer tools (and it is a serendipitous blessing of helping my poor piano-keyboard skills at the same time) is sitting down and leafing through old hymns and hymnals at the piano.  It reminds me of great music and great hymn-texts of the past and present.  I recently sat down to play-pray and came across a relatively forgotten hymn.  It’s not one I ever remember being sung and I know that I have never led it in church…sure, it’s words are antiquated and challenging; it’s one that’s never sung anymore and probably would be considered “difficult” for churches to sing these days.  But it remains a powerful prayer…a prayer we all need.

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