Scripture Verse

Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3


Horace L. Hastings (1831–1899)

Words: Lam­per­tus Ge­dicke, in Neu­ver­mehrt­es geist­reich­es Ge­sang-Buch (Ber­lin: 1711) (Wie Gott mich führt, so will ich gehn). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Hor­ace L. Hast­ings, Songs of Pil­grim­age, se­cond edi­tion (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Scrip­tur­al Tract Re­po­si­to­ry), num­ber 958.

Music: Will­iam F. Sher­win, in Ho­san­na for the Sun­day School, ed­it­ed by Al­fred T. Schauff­ler (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­eri­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1898), num­ber 96 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William F. Sherwin (1826–1888)


Just as God leads me I would go;
I would not ask to choose my way,
Content with what He will be­stow,
Assured He will not let me stray.
So, as He leads, my path I make,
And step by step I glad­ly take,
A child in Him con­fid­ing.

Just as God leads, I am con­tent;
I rest me calm­ly in His hands;
That which He has de­creed and sent—
That which His will for me com­mands,
I would that He should all ful­fill;
That I should do His gra­cious will,
In liv­ing or in dy­ing.

Just as God leads, I will re­sign;
I trust me to my Fa­ther’s will;
When rea­son’s rays de­cep­tive shine,
His coun­sel would I yet ful­fill;
That which His love or­dained as right,
Before He brought me to the light,
My all to Him re­sign­ing.