Lead Me, Guide Me II An African American Catholic Hymnal. This interview with Alec Harris, President of GIA Music, Inc., is our guest on The Core Business Show with Tim Jacquet. Lead Me, Guide Me was specifically developed with the particular liturgical needs of the African-American Catholic community in mind, it was never envisioned to be used exclusively in those parish communities. Other Catholics throughout our nation and beyond have made very effective use of this liturgical resource, and we anticipate that they, too, will welcome this newest edition. Music has a unique capacity to transcend cultures and races and provide a bridge to understanding other people through the vehicle of its combined words and melodies. That bridge-building was also a welcome benefit of the first edition of Lead Me, Guide Me, and I have every expectation that the entire Catholic community will welcome this new edition and find it a bridge from which the entire Church might glimpse the beauty and the spiritual depth of the soul of the people who composed and continue to cherish these songs of faith.