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"Lead Me to Calvary," a Hymn for Lent

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One lesser-known hymn that has a lot of flexibility for musical interpretation is "Lead Me to Calvary" by Jennie Hussey, to the tune of Duncannon. Lyrics below:

King of my life I crown thee now Thine shall the glory be; Lest I forget thy thorn-crowned brow, Lead me to Calvary.

Lest I forget Gethsemane, Lest I forget thine agony, Lest I forget thy love for me, Lead me to Calvary.

Show me the tomb where thou wast laid, Tenderly mourned and wept; Angels in robes of light arrayed Guarded thee whilst thou slept.

Let me like Mary, thru the gloom, Come with a gift to thee; Show to me now the empty tomb Lead me to Calvary.

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.


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