As God doth lead me I will go

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1 As God doth lead me I will go;
I do not ask to choose my way;
Content with what He doth bestow,
Assured He will not let me stray.
So as He leads, My path I make,
And step by step I gladly take,
A child in Him confiding.

2 As God doth lead I am content;
I rest me calmly in His hands;
That which He has decreed and sent--
That which His will for me commands,
I would that He should all fulfill:
That I should do His gracious will
In living or in dying.

3 As God doth lead I all resign;
I trust me to my Father's will;
When reason's rays deceptive shine,
His counsel would I yet fulfill--
That which His love ordained as right,
Before He bought me to the light,--
My all to Him resigning.

4 As God doth lead me I abide,
In faith, in hope, is suffering true;
His strength is ever by my side--
Can aught my hold on Him undo?
So patiently i wait and know
That God, who doth my life bestow,
In kindness all is sending.

5 As God doth lead I onward go,
Though oft 'mid thorns and briers keen;
God does not yet His guidance show--
But in the end it shall be seen
How, by a loving Father's will,
Faithful and true, He leads me still,--
Thus anchored, faith is resting.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #216

Author: Lambert Gedicke

Gedicke, Lampertus, son of Christian Gedicke, superintendent of Gardelegen in the Altmark, was born at Gardelegen Jan. 6, 1683. After the completion of his theological studies at Halle under Francke, he was for some time tutor in the orphanage at Halle, and then in a family at Berlin. Becoming an army chaplain he was successively appointed chaplain to the Guards (1709), accompanying them on several expeditions; chaplain to the Wartensleben regiment and garrison preacher at Berlin (1713); and Probst and inspector of all the garrison and regimental chaplains (1717). He died at Berlin, Feb. 21, 1735 (Koch, iv. 414, 415; Bode, p. 72, &c). He contributed two hymns to the Neu-vermehrtes geistreiches Gesang-Buch, Berlin, 1711. One of these is:… Go to person page >

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Author: Lambert Gedicke

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