Along the pathway of the years

Along the pathway of the years

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Along the pathway of the years]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Along the pathway of the years,
Amid earth’s sorrow and its tears,
There is a tho’t that always cheers;
God’s guiding hand shall lead me on.

Refrain:
God’s guiding hand shall lead me on,
Until the mists of life are gone,
Into the light of endless day
His guiding hand shall lead the way.

2 O’er sunlit hills or valleys drear,
O’er meadows green or desert sear,
My heart shall know no anxious fear
His guiding hand shall lead me on. [Refrain]

3 When I can sing a gladsome song,
Or when my heart weeps all day long,
I find a consolation strong,
God’s guiding hand shall lead me on. [Refrain]

4 Then rest my heart in this glad tho’t:
The best for thee, thy Lord hath sought,
What comes to thee thy God hath bro’t,
His guiding hand shall lead me on. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #32

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Along the pathway of the years
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: God's guiding hand shall lead me on
Copyright: Public Domain

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