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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Songs of Day and Night.
III. He Leads Round
By Alexander B. Grosart (1835–1899)
 
Exod. xiii. 18 (cf. Deut. ii. 7; viii. 2; xxxii. 10)

He leads round, but He leads right:
All the way is in His sight;
Be it rough, or be it long;
Void of joy, or set to song;
Bringing much, or mite by mite;        5
He leads round, but He leads right.
 
He leads round, but He leads right:
He is with us in the fight;
Sin may lure, or doubts assail,
Clad in Faith’s celestial mail,        10
We are guarded by His might;
He leads round, but He leads right.
 
He leads round, but He leads right:
Let no danger then affright;
When to Him we lift our eyes,        15
Help doth like the Morn arise;
Chasing clouds with conquering light;
He leads round, but He leads right.
 
He leads round, but He leads right:
Giveth songs ev’n in the night;        20
O to listen to His voice
When in tears He bids rejoice;
He our blackest can make white;
He leads round, but He leads right.
 
He leads round, but He leads right;        25
Heaviest burden groweth light;
Marah! Elim! Wilderness!
Each in turn the Lord doth bless;
Canaan shines, far-off but bright;
He leads round, but He leads right.        30
 
He leads round, but He leads right:
Cloud by day and fire by night;
Morn by morn “Let God arise,
Scattering all our enemies”;
And we’ll sing with evening light;        35
He leads round, but He leads right.
 
 
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