For years I had drifted, God’s plan could not see

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [For years I had drifted, God’s plan could not see]
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1 For years I had drifted, God’s plan could not see,
And oft in the shadow my spirit would be;
But gently He led me, and now I can see
His wonderful plan unfolding to me.

Unfolding, unfolding,
God’s plan is unfolding for me;
The longer I live, the more I can see,
God’s plan unfolding for me.

2 When trouble o’erwhelm’d me, and friends prov’d untrue,
And dark clouds of doubt hid the bright heaven’s blue;
Just when I was sinking, my faith faint and cold,
His hand gently led me back to the fold, [Refrain]

3 Thro’ trials He drew me close to His dear side,
And here I’m content evermore to abide;
And now to win others His goodness to see,
In God’s wondrous plan unfolding for me. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #46

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lifte… Go to person page >

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First Line: For years I had drifted, God’s plan could not see
Title: Unfolding
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Unfolding, unfolding
Copyright: Public Domain


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