Lead, Kindly Light
CELLO SOLO AND ORGAN VERSION
Suspended cymbal and chimes
Saint John Henry Newman’s inspiring hymn of supplication and John Bacchus Dykes’ stirring tune, “Lux Benigna,” are combined in this dramatic new setting for SATB choir, solo cello, timpani, percussion, harp, and organ. Building to a powerful climax on the words, “So long thy pow’r hast blest me, sure it still will lead me on,” the work concludes peacefully, as it began, culminating in a journey from darkness into light.
This arrangement is also available for SATB choir and chamber orchestra at J. W. Pepper.