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Lead Me To Calvary – Sunday Songs

It’s always a pleasure to find a hymn that I haven’t heard before.
Lead Me To Calvary was composed in the first half of the twentieth century by Jane (Jennie) Evelyn Hussy.
It’s very much in the Gospel Song heritage than classic hymnary, but has a very attractive sentiment about it.

I couldn’t go past this rendition by a group called The Soul Stirrers.
You’ll hear Sam Cooke’s unmistakable vocals on this.

The lyrics:
(Most recordings use the first and last verses and sometimes the third. One recording had a different verse altogether. Sam doesn’t get past the first one, but I don’t care.)
1
King of my life I crown thee now —
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget thy thorn-crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.
Refrain:
Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget thine agony,
Lest I forget thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.
2
Show me the tomb where thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded thee whilst thou slept.
Refrain
3
Let me like Mary, thru the gloom,
Come with a gift to thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb —
Lead me to Calvary.
Refrain
4
May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for thee;
Even thy cup of grief to share —
Thou hast borne all for me.
Refrain