"He leadeth me " Oh! blessed thought! Oh! words with heavenly comforts fraught, Whate'er I do, Wheree'er I be, Still 'tis God that leadeth me. Chorus: He leadeth me! he leadeth me! By his own 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 God that leadeth me! Lord, I would clasp thy hand in mine, Nor ever murmur nor repine Content, whatever lot I see, Since 'tis God that leadeth me. And when my task on earth is done, When by Thy grace the victory's won; E'en death's cold wave I will not flee, Since God, through Jordan, leadeth me.
- by Joseph Henry Gilmore (1834 - 1918) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "He leadeth me beside still waters", published 1863. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
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