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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

He Leadeth Me

  1. He leadeth me, O blessed thought!
    O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
    Whate’er I do, where’er I be
    Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.
    • Refrain:
      He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
      By His own hand He leadeth me;
      His faithful foll’wer I would be,
      For by His hand He leadeth me.
  2. 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.
  3. Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
    Nor ever murmur nor repine;
    Content, whatever lot I see,
    Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.
  4. 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 God through Jordan leadeth me. (Joseph H. Gilmore 1862) 
Election 2016 went the way some wanted it to go and not the way others wanted, sort of like life in general I guess.  I am thankful, not only for the fact that no matter who leads our country, God is ultimately in control.  The same is true for our lives individually, nothing happens that God does not allow.  Many times the things that happen don't seem fair from our vantage point and sometimes we might even wonder why a just God would allow them to be.  I'm pretty sure God understands that and does not hold it against us when we feel that way but I also know that God alone sees the big picture.  He alone knows where the road is going, and if we will let Him, He's there to lead us, by His own hand, every step of the way.

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