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Safe Where Jesus Leads

O precious Savior, I would lay

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [O precious Savior, I would lay]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O precious Saviour, I would lay
My hand within Thine own today;
And feel this confidence in Thee:—
I’m safe where’er Thou leadest me.

In ev’ry duty of the day,
My hand within Thine own I’d lay,
And feel this confidence in Thee:—
I’m safe where’er Thou leadest me.

2 My path may be thro’ fields of green,
Or deserts where no life is seen;
Let joy or grief my portion be;—
I’m safe where’er Thou leadest me. [Chorus]

3 Afflictions may be sharp and strong;
Temptation’s power may try me long;
The reason though I fail to see,
I’m safe where’er Thou leadest me. [Chorus]

4 Then in the hour when death draws nigh,
And darkness veils the earth and sky;
‘Mid pierceless gloom I’ll trust in Thee,
I’m safe where’er Thou leadest me. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #298

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O precious Savior, I would lay
Title: Safe Where Jesus Leads
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Refrain First Line: In every duty of the day



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Gospel Praise Book. #298

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Jewels of Praise #63

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