Lead Me Lord

This hymn, based on the Beatitudes, was written by American Roman Catholic pastoral musician, and later lawyer, John D Becker (b 1953).   It was first published in 1987 by American-based OCP Publications.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Becker. This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of G, the first few notes are B, C D G G F E F G D B C, D_ with accompanying chords G / C / G / D.




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Music group with piano, guitar, trombone, flute



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1  Blessed are the poor in spirit, longing for their Lord ...

Chorus:
Lead me, Lord, lead me, Lord,
by the light of truth
to seek and to find the narrow way.
Be my way; be my truth;
be my life, my Lord, and lead me, Lord, today.

2    Blessed are the merciful, for mercy shall be theirs ...

3    Blest are they who through their lifetimes sow the seeds of peace .....


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1  Blessed are the poor in spirit, longing for their Lord,
for God’s coming kingdom shall be theirs.
Blessed are the sorrowing, for they shall be consoled,
and the meek shall come to rule the world.

Chorus:
Lead me, Lord, lead me, Lord,
by the light of truth
to seek and to find the narrow way.
Be my way; be my truth;
be my life, my Lord, and lead me, Lord, today.

2    Blessed are the merciful, for mercy shall be theirs,
and the pure in heart shall see their God.
Blest are they whose hunger only holiness can fill,
for I say they shall be satisfied.

3    Blest are they who through their lifetimes sow the seeds of peace;
all will call them children of the Lord.
Blest are you, though persecuted in your holy life,
for in heaven, great is your reward.

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