Albion Interactive History / People / David Strickler

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Albion Interactive History / People / Albion College

David Strickler
Music Department, Choir Director

 
     Died 2001

Lead Kindly Light
By John B. Dykes,
arr. David Strickler

Lead, kindly light, Lead thou me on.
The night is dark, an I am far from home. Lead thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet, I do not ask to see. The distant scene, One step enough for me.

REPEAT

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou shouldst lead me on.
I loved to choose and see my path, but now – Lead thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will; remember not past years.
So long thou power hath blest me, sure it still will lead me on,
O’er moon and fen and crag and torrent ’till the night is gone.
And with the morn those faces smile which I have loved long since, and lost a while.


College choir, soloists and orchestra under Dr. David L. Strickler in rehearsal for Professor Anthony Taff’s production of Noah in 1963.

Source: Isaac Kremer, December 2002