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