Scripture Verse

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

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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.