GANDHIJI’S FAVOURITE “LEAD KINDLY NIGHT” SUNG BY POLICE COMMISIONER BHASKAR RAO WITH ST MARK’S CHOIR
This famous devotional by JOHN CARDINAL NEWMAN was written after the priest contracted a virus in Palermo, Italy which took three weeks to conquer.
Along with VAISHNAVO JAN TO this hymn was the Mahatma’s favourite as it was sung when the coal mines disasters occurred in England, the TITANIC sank and in the Nazi death camps.
Newman was canonised a saint on 13/10/19.
The CP loves these lines:
“Lead kindly light amidst the encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark and I am far from home,
Lead Thou me on!”
On Friday Mr Bhaskar Rao IPS, Addl CP Soumendu Mukherji IPS, DCP Central Chethan Rathore IPS and the choir sang this hymn with “Amazing Grace” that universal anthem.
The event was recorded for the GLOBAL CONCERT OF HOPE to be webcast worldwide later in May and sponsored by the Prestige group.