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.

Chorus:
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 >

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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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