O How Kindly Hast Thou Led Me (Middletown)
O how kindly has Thou led me
Heav'nly Father, day by day
Found my dwelling clothed and fed me
Furnished friends to cheer my way
Didst Thou bless me, didst Thou shasten
With Thy smile or with Thy rod
'Twas that still my step might hasten
Homeward, heav'nward, to my God
O how slowly have I often
Followed where Thy hand would draw!
How Thy kindness failed to soften!
How Thy chast'ning failed to awe!
Make me for Thy rest more ready
As Thy path is longer trod
Keep me in Thy friendship steady
Till Thou call me home, my God
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