Scripture Verse

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


Ernest Rippetoe (1892–1962)

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

Music: Black­wa­ter Falls Er­nest Rip­pe­toe (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Black’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Rip­pe­toe,


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.


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.


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.


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.