Scripture Verse

He will be our guide even to the end.@Psalm 48:14

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ech­oes from Zi­on, ed­it­ed by Will­iam F. Sher­win (New York: Hor­ace Wa­ters & Son, 1874).

Music: Si­las J. Vail (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Through each perplexing care and strife,
That marks the checkered path of life,
My Savior’s guiding hand I see,
And know that still He leadeth me.

Refrain

He leadeth me, he leadeth me,
Let this my theme of rapture be!
He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
My Savior’s guiding hand I see.

Though trials great before me rise,
Though clouds of sorrow veil my skies,
Unmoved the coming storm I see,
For God my Savior leadeth me.

Refrain

He leadeth me, O joy divine!
The glory His, the cross be mine,
Since He who suffered on the tree
In tender mercy leadeth me.

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With Him, my soul’s eternal guide,
What can I wish or want beside?
In life or death my song shall be,
My loving Savior leadeth me.

Refrain