I was hurting all alone And I was searching for a comfort I could find on my own With no direction, feeling down My life was heading for disaster 'Til You turned me around Nothing ever had been able to ease me When trying to please me It only pleased me less But when I learned about the way that You loved me Had to put your honor above me And You gave me rest
Chorus: Lead me to rest, sweet Lord Lead me to rest From my journey here Lead me to rest The relief I've found From the burdens that have weighed me down Lead me to rest
Lead me to rest What a comfort, what a deal As I consider what You offered me How can it be real? What should I offer in return? When the value of Your blessings No one ever could earn Then You tell me that I'm really forgiven Got a reason for livin' And You make it so clear I'm supported when the Devil would charm me I'm protected when the evil would harm me Tell me how can I fear?
Bridge: In the world my life was slowly sinking Not attaining true peace at all Never listening to what You had to say Now it's fortunate You've changed my thinking After answering Your loving call You give me rest that nobody can take away
Lead me to rest, lead me to rest Lead me to rest, lead me to rest O Lord won't You lead me Lead me to rest (repeat)