Lead on, O cloud of Presence, the exodus is come.
In wilderness and desert our tribe shall make its home.
     Our slavery left behind us,
     new hopes within us grow.
We seek the land of promise where milk and honey flow.

Lead on, O fiery Pillar, we follow yet with fears,
but we shall come rejoicing though joy be born of tears.
     We are not lost, though wandering,
     for by your light we come,
and we are still God's people. The journey is our home.

Lead on, O God of freedom, and guide us on our way,
and help us trust the promise through struggle and delay.
     We pray our sons and daughters
     may journey to that land
where justice dwells with mercy, and love is law's demand.


Music statement:
Lead on, O Cloud of Presence - Ruth Duck
Words - ©1992 GIA Publications, Inc.
One License #A-725403.