He leadeth me! O blessed thought

He leadeth me! O blessed thought,
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught;
Whate’er I do, where’er I be,
Still ’tis Christ’s hand that leadeth me.
  He leadeth me! He leadeth me!
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
  For by His hand He leadeth me.
Sometimes ’mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, o’er troubled sea,
Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.
Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine,
Nor ever murmur or repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since it is Thou that leadest me.
And when my task on earth is done,
When, by Thy grace, the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since Thou in triumph leadest me.
Nancy Kitumbui

Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

God is so wonderful and whenever He leadeth us we are sure of a secured destiny. Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Daniel D Kim

Worthington, OH

Verses 1 & 3 helped me this morning. Sometimes when I see a brother loses his job or when I see another failing in his health, I am quick to say that they should turn to the Lord. However, when I am experiencing spiritual disappointments, it is so easy for me to murmur and bemoan my state. But realizing that He leadeth us even to spiritual disappointments, job loss, health failures, etc, this makes me glad in Him and even to praise Him. "Lord, I would like to be 'content, whatever lot I see', 'whatever I do, wherever I be' because You leadeth us".

Jane Wairimu

Nairobi, Kenya

Even death's cold wave I will not flee since Thou in triumph leadest me. So inspiring a song.

Ernest Fonjie

Buea, Swr, Cameroon

I always feel so calm and undisturbed each time I recall that my paths are not paved by me but by my Father who LEADETH ME.

John Karanja Kinuthia

Nairobi, Kenya

It restores my soul when I know its only God alone who can be there for me when the world forsake me and everyone may run away from me it's only Jesus Christ who can lead me. Be strong in Him.


Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Very inspiring song. I am never my own. His faithful follower I would be, even when my life on earth is done. Every line so meaningful. And the melody is greatest - I used to sing this song in our church choir. Just fantastic!

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

It is so comforting that the Lord leads us.

The author of this hymn was pastor of Philadelphia's 1st Baptist Church during the Civil War. After one service, they were fellowshipping at deacon's house about the blessedness of God's leading. As others went on talking, Gilmore took out a pencil and wrote the words of this hymn, gave it to his wife, and forgot about it.

3 years later he was a pastoral candidate for a church in Rochester, NY. Since he was unfamiliar with the church's hymnal, he began leafing through it and spotted the hymn, "He Leadeth Me" - his own hymn! Without his knowledge, Mrs. Gilmore had sent the words to a Christian periodical, which had set them to music. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown and Norton.

Mary Agawu

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

What a Saviour we have! We can trust in His leading!

MaNkgala Nyati

Gaborone, Botswana

A beautiful song indeed. A beautiful act to be lead by the Almighty's own hand. He has lead me in difficult circumstances and I praise Him with this song.


Mombasa, Coast, Kenya

Whenever I sing this song, it makes my day. I love it.