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

Introduction

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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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Rip­pe­toe, would you ?

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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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