Scripture Verse

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5–6

Introduction

Words: Lu­la Al­ex­an­der, in The Re­vi­val No. 6, by Charles D. Till­man (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia: 1910), num­ber 30.

Music: J. B. Bridg­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I may not always know the way,
Wherein God leads my feet,
But this I know, that ’round my path,
His love and wisdom meet;
And so I rest, content to know,
He leads my feet where’er I go,
And so I rest, content to know,
He leads my feet where’er I go,
Where’er I go.

Sometimes above the path I tread,
The clouds hang dark and low;
But thro’ the gloom, or thro’ the night,
My heart no fear can know;
For close beside me walks a friend,
Who whispers low unto the end,
For close beside me walks a friend,
Who whispers low unto the end,
Unto the end.

I may not always understand
Just why He sends to me
Some bitter grief, some heavy loss,
But tho’ I cannot see,
I kneel and whisper thro’ my tears,
A prayer for help, and know He hears,
I kneel and whisper thro’ my tears,
A prayer for help, and know He hears,
And know He hears.

My cherished plans and hopes may fail,
My idols turn to dust;
But this I know, my Father’s love
Is always safe to trust;
These things were dear to me, but still,
Above them all I love His will;
These things were dear to me, but still,
Above them all I love His will,
I love His will.

Oh, precious peace within my heart!
O blessèd rest, to know
A Father’s love keeps constant watch,
Amid life’s ebb and flow;
I ask no more than this, I rest
Content, and know His way is best;
I ask no more than this, I rest
Content, and know His way is best,
His way is best.