The Lord alone did lead him.@Deuteronomy 32:12
William O. Cushing (1823–1902)

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

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

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.


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.


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.