The Way He Leads is Best for Me

The path lies hid behind the vail

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [The path lies hid behind the vail]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The path lies hid behind the veil,
I know not where it leads;
But I can trust, where sight doth fail,
My Father knows my needs;
I will not murmur nor repine,
Nor choose another, easier way,
For thro’ the mist the sun will shine
Upon my path again, some day.

The way He leads is best for me,
Tho’ often times I cannot see
Just why it winds o’er thorny hill;
But this I know, He loves me still.

2 Myself, with hope, ambitions grand,
I lay at Jesus’ feet,
An empty vessel in His hand,
For His own use made meet;
I’ll trust in Him, my Lord divine,
And do His pleasure day by day,
And humbly cry, “Thy will, not mine,”
As I His gracious call obey. [Chorus]

3 Some day my earthly path will wend
From darkness into light;
My faith and hope shall have an end,
Be changed to blissful sight;
Forgotten then each pain shall be,
These tear dimmed eyes shall then be dry,
For I my blessed Lord shall see,
And live and reign with Him on high. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #58

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The path lies hid behind the vail
Title: The Way He Leads is Best for Me
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: The way he leads is best for me



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Gospel Melodies #219

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 1 #58

The King's Praises No. 3 #d126

The Message in Song Nos. 1 & 2 #d201

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