Scripture Verse

Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21

Introduction

Words: Aman­da R. Meusch, in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1896), num­ber 7.

Music: Fife Ed­win Moore, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Meusch or Moore (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

In the pathway of my journey
I see steps that lead to God;
They’re the footsteps of my Savior,
Showing me the path He trod.

Refrain

Lead me, Savior, lead me ever,
Lead me, Jesus, all the way;
Keep me ever in Thy footsteps
Lest I from Thy pathway stray;
Keep me ever in Thy footsteps,
Lest I from Thy pathway stray.

Thou hast borne my every burden,
Borne death’s anguish on the tree;
All this hast Thou meekly suffered
E’en for my iniquity.

Refrain

Thou hast lived on earth for others,
Spent Thy life for us in love;
Thus would I my life be spending
Till I meet Thee, Lord, above.

Refrain