He leadeth me: O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be,
still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, he leadeth me,Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
by his own hand he leadeth me;
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.
sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom,
by waters still, o'er troubled sea,
still 'tis his hand that leadeth me. (Refrain)
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. (Refrain)
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. (Refrain)
Paraphrase of Psalm 23
Text: Joseph H. Gilmore, 1862
Tune: HE LEADETH ME LM + Refrain, by William B. Bradbury, 1864