I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who leads you in the way you should go.@Isaiah 48:17
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Ernest Rippetoe (1892-1962)

R. L. Black, in New Victory, edited by Emmett S. Dean (Nashville, Tennessee: National Baptist Publishing Board, 1918), number 48.

Blackwater Falls Ernest Rippetoe (🔊 pdf nwc).

My blessèd Savior prepares a place
For all His children redeemed by grace;
I have my trials since I am free,
But to that city, He’s leading me.

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The Lord is leading, I cannot stray,
With love and mercy He cheers my way;
His rod and staff shall my comfort be,
I trust and praise Him, He’s leading me.

I will not doubt Him but onward go
To do His bidding, to reap or sow;
And in each duty a blessing see,
Rejoicing ever, He’s leading me.

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How sweet to follow and daily prove
The care of Jesus, His grace and love!
He died to save me on Calvary,
With joy I’ll serve Him, He’s leading me.

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Till Christ is coming His own to bless,
I’ll strive to serve Him in righteousness,
Content whatever my lot may be,
To joys eternal, He’s leading me.

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