Gently Lead Us

Date: 6/17/2021
Type: Concert
Price: FREE

First line: Gently, Lord, O gently lead us


Stanzas: 1, 1, 2, 3, 3

Genre: American folk hymn

Source: Saintly Praises 134

Composer: United States Sacred Harmony

Author: Thomas Hastings

Singer: Michael E. Owens

Quality: 3

Comments: This poem manages to speak about death with an openness and simplicity absent from most modern hymnals. It’s extremely hard to write a song that expresses grief. The pitfalls of cliché, and of maudlin sentiment, are huge. And the rare song that avoids them, I think we should treasure.
Michael E. Owens Michael E. Owens is an amateur musician serving the Reformed and Mennonite communities from Lancaster County, PA. Michael was born in 1974, and is a piano technician and music engraver by trade.