Jesus, still lead on till our rest be won,
and although the way be cheerless,
we will follow, calm and fearless;
guide us by your hand to our promised land.
If the way be drear, if the foe be near,
let no faithless fears o’ertake us,
let not faith and hope forsake us;
safely past the foe to our home we go.
When we seek relief from a longfelt grief,
when temptation come alluring,
make us patient and enduring;
show us that bright shore where we weep no more.
Jesus, still lead on till our rest be won;
heav’nly Leader, still direct us,
still support, console, protect us,
till we safely stand in our promised land.
Nicolas Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf, 1721
Read Isaiah 14:1-3
(Perspective. It is easy to get discouraged, to get bogged down in the struggles and the disappointments that mark our lives. Hymns like this encourage us to look beyond today, beyond our circumstances and remember we were made for more than this. In fact, no one has seen, no one has heard, no one has begun to imagine what GOD has in store for those who love Him. Praise His name! Focus on that.)