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Lead Kindly Light by wchild Lead Kindly Light by wchild

"Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th'encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on.
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Saviour, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life."


John Henry Newman (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890)

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:iconjohnlockeddancer:
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo!
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WynterWraithe Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Writer
comforting and foreboding all at once... excellent 
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
amazing
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mr.Newman had a goof life's innings for those days,his words go hand in hand with your image very well Jari :clap:
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wchild Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm sure he did. Thank you kindly!
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MadMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vaeltaja

Ystävät, ystävät,
ette te saavuta mua,
ain olen siellä,
mistä ei etsitä,
ain olen täällä,
mistä on mentävä,
teidänkin tultava,
vuorilla, laaksoissa,
autuuden niituilla,
alhoissa, rotkoissa,
kuoleman notkoissa,
uhmaten, säikkyen,
vapaana väikkyen,
vankkana astuen,
kaahlaten, kastuen,
soitakin sotkien,
polkuja potkien,
polkematontakin
taivalta tarpoen,
suuntaa montakin,
tutkien, arpoen,
uuttakin uurtaen,
puskien, puurtaen -
kuinka siis mua
saavuttais vihamiesi?

Eino Leino

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wchild Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
:worship:
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:iconmadmagpie:
MadMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eikka oli taitava, siitähän ei pääse yli eikä ympäri. :)
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IrynaFedorovska Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely looks like painting! love it! 
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly. =)
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:iconpajunen:
Pajunen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Hieno otos!
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Kaunis kiitos.
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DougNZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
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:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you Sir.
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