He leadeth me! O blessed thought

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Janice

Simpsonville, SC, United States

The Holy Spirit often puts a song in my head and heart at very low times and I find myself singing it while quietly doing housework. I will run to look up all verses to see what message I need to receive from the beautiful hymn. I haven't heard this hymn in 30 years. The verses are so pertinent for me today. Thank You God for the Holy Spirit that comforts and leads us.


Peter

Nairobi, Kenya

I have really wanted to know the words. Thanks.


Peter Okine

Accra, Ghana

Awesome, even death's cold wave I will not flee 'cos I've got Jesus.


Ngozi Nicole

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

Awesome


Martin Benjamin-Addy

Accra, Ghana

I love this verse very much.

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.


Luka Samuel

Kaduna, Kaduna South, Nigeria

God leads us even through difficult, seemingly unbearable path but if only we can trust Him enough to put our hands in His hand He will lead us through the wilderness to pasture green (expected end) for He alone knows the way through the wilderness all we have to do is to follow. Most times the other side seem greener but, as faithful followers we must learn to say "though the other side seem greener but where You've kept for me is good enough for me.


Kory Bell

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

All I Can Say Is Thank You to my Father above and keep this site going. I remember this song as a boy growing up in a great bible teaching church.


Paul Onyango

Dar Er Salaam, Tanzania

Whatever I do, wherever I be. Still 'tis Christ hand that leadeth me.

By waters still, o'er troubled be. Still 'tis His hands that leadeth me.

Are inspiring and uplifting to whenever I am weak and stranded.


Mziwanda

Nairobi, Kenya

Reading Psalm 23:2 and listening to the tunes and reading the song, I am indeed blessed. He indeed leadeth me to cool waters.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Besides pastoring several Baptist congregations, Gilmore served as a secretary to his father, the governor of New Hampshire. He was also a professor of English literature and Hebrew.

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On March 26, 1862, after speaking on Psalm 23 he quickly wrote down this hymn and handed it to his wife, after which he thought no more about it. 3 years later, in a Baptist Church in Rochester, NY, he opened one of their hymnbooks and saw his hymn printed there. This was the first time that he knew his hymn had gained acceptance by others. This is the only hymn of his which has maintained popularity. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin

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The original last line of the song says:

Since God through Jordan leadeth me.