Lead Me On

Stephen Jones, Amy Grant, Rev. Clay Evans & the AARC Mass Choir, Aarc Mass Choir

About Lead Me On

"Lead Me On" is a 1988 single by Christian music singer Amy Grant. It was released as the second single from the Lead Me On album.


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Shoulder to the wheel
For someone else's selfish gain
Here there is no choosing
Working the clay
Wearing their anger like a ball and chain.

Fire in the field
Underneath a blazing sun
But soon the sun was faded
And freedom was a song
I heard them singing when the day was done
Singing to the holy One.

Lead me on
Lead me on
To a place where the river runs
Into your keeping, oh.
Lead me on
Lead me on
The awaited deliverance
Comforts the seeking, lead on.

Waiting for the train
Labeled with a golden star
Heavy hearted boarding
Whispers in the dark
"Where are we going, is it very far?"

Bitter cold terrain
Echoes of a slamming door
In chambers made for sleeping, forever
Voices like thunder in a mighty roar
Cry to the Lord.


Man hurts man
Time and time, time again
And we drown in the wake of our power
Somebody tell me why.

[Chorus: x2]

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Amy Grant

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress, best known for her Christian music. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop". As of 2009, Grant remains the best-selling contemporary Christian music singer ever, having sold over 30 million units worldwide. more »

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12 facts about this song

Album Release
"Lead Me On" is a track from Amy Grant's eleventh studio album also named "Lead Me On". The album was released on June 28, 1988.
Chart Performance
"Lead Me On" is not only an important song in Amy Grant's career but also one of her most successful ones. The title track peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.
The song as well as the entire album was produced by Brown Bannister, who is a long-time collaborator of Amy Grant.
Grammy Award
The album "Lead Me On" won the Grammy award for Best Gospel Performance, Female in 1989.
The song showcases Amy Grant's versatility as a musician. It has elements of pop, rock as well as contemporary Christian music.
"Lead Me On" is a co-written song by Amy Grant and two other songwriters – Michael W. Smith and Wayne Kirkpatrick.
Song Length
The original studio version of the song "Lead Me On" runs for 5 minutes and 35 seconds.
Real-Life Impact
The song "Lead Me On" often resonates with listeners due to its meaningful lyrics, which talk about faith and the power of God. Many people consider this song as a source of inspiration and motivation in difficult times.
Popular Ranking
The album "Lead Me On" was ranked No. 1 on the Top Contemporary Christian chart by Billboard and the title track plays a significant role in achieving this.
Critical Acclaim
CCM Magazine listed "Lead Me On" as the third greatest Christian album of all time in 2001. The song has had a strong critical reception ever since its release.
Anniversary Edition
In celebration of the album's 20th anniversary in 2008, an anniversary edition was released consisting of a remastered version of the original album and a second disc of live tracks and interviews. The title track, "Lead Me On," is present in both its original and live versions.
Role in Grant's Career
Often described as Amy Grant's transition from Christian pop to mainstream music, the "Lead Me On" album and in specific, its title song, have played a significant role in Amy Grant’s career trajectory.

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