Scripture Verse

The Lord alone did lead him. Deuteronomy 32:12

Introduction

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William O. Cushing
(1823–1902)

Words: Will­iam O. Cush­ing, in Hea­ven­ly Ca­rols, ed­it­ed by Is­ai­ah Balt­zell & Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Will­iam J. Shu­ey, 1878).

Music: Ci­ce­ro Cor­ne­li­us S. Mei­ly, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

They tell me there are dangers
In the path my feet must tread;
But they cannot see the glory
That is shining round my head.

Refrain

Oh, ’tis Jesus leads my footsteps!
He has made my heart His own.
For I would not dare the journey
Thro’ the wide, wide world alone.

They tell me life has trials,
And the fairest hopes must flee;
But I trust my all to Jesus,
And I know He cares for me.

Refrain

I know my heart is sinful,
And my love seems all too small;
But if Jesus’ arm is round me,
I shall win and conquer all.

Refrain