Hymns of Hope and Comfort: All the Way My Savior Leads Me

Hymns of Hope and Comfort: All the Way My Savior Leads Me May 14, 2020

During this time of fear and uncertainty in the COVID-19 wilderness, I’ve decided to do something a little different. I’m going to be daily using my blog to share texts and videos of hymns that pass along hope and comfort until the restrictions are lifted, and we can worship in our buildings once again. I hope you find them to be encouraging and edifying during this time.

Take care, everyone. Wash your hands. And keep the faith.

Okay, the last Fanny Crosby hymn I featured here did pretty well. Here’s one that I would count among her finest, though its popularity has waned a bit in recent times. While some Crosby hymns are vapid (Softly and Tenderly fight me!), I think this one deserves to endure. Here we have Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia singing “All the Way My Savior Leads Me” in a memorial service for Samuel Hsu, who after some research I found was a Julliard-educated pianist, musicologist, and professor.

I should warn that if you search YouTube for better recordings, you will probably run into the crappy Thris Comlin recording, and it will ruin your day. Consider yourself warned, friends.

All the way my Savior leads me
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.

All the way my Savior leads me,
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.

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