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Lead, Kindly Light
by Mark F. Whitters (2001)

The farthest shore I do not see
Where your wind would blow my boat.
I hold the sail and trust the keel
Though the haven seems remote.
Ahead the clouds hang dark and scowl
Commanding that I bolt.
Yes, waves arise and mock my craft
And dare it to stay afloat.

Lead though me onward, Kindly Light!
Lead me and provide a way.
For I am crew and mate and guest.
And only you my guide to rest.
And only you can show what's best.

[photo on right - "sailing along the Irish coast"]

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