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“He Leadeth Me”

 

He leadeth me, O blessèd thought!
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be
Still ’tis God’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.

2.

Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, over 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 (Henry) Gilmore was born this date (4/29/1834), son of New Hamp­shire Gov­er­nor Jo­seph A. Gil­more.  He became a Baptist clergyman and Hebrew instructor.  He wrote six books but is remembered today as author of the hymn: “He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought.”  It is a hymn written during the American Uncivil War but, as designed by Gilmore, does not mention this awful patch of red which blooded the US.

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Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
Each victory will help you some other to win;
Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue,
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

 

Refrain

Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen and keep you;
He is willing to aid you,
He will carry you through.

 

2.

Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,
God’s Name hold in reverence, nor take it in vain;
Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true,
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.

 

3.

To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown;
Through faith we shall conquer, though often cast down;
He Who is our Savior our strength will renew;
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through

 

Horatio R Palmer was born this date (4/26/1834) at Sherburne, New York.  He was a Congregationalist clergyman.  He died 11/15/1907 at Yonkers, New York.

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“Onward, Christian Soldiers”   (stanza 2,5)

At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
Brothers lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.

Baring-Gould died this date 1/2/1924.  He is said to have written 30 novels and a 16 vol. Lives of the Saints.  He was born 1/28/1834.

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