"Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom,
lead thou me on;
the night is dark, and 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......"
From "Lead, Kindly Light" a hymn written in 1833 by John Henry Newman
The hymn can be read here. https://www.godtube.com/popular-hymns/lead-kindly-light/
What is the difference between “kind” and “kindly” as adjectives? Can I replace “kindly” (the part in bold) with “kind” here?
: having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others :wanting
and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others
[also more kindly; most kindly]
: having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others :