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

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… 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
Copyright: Public Domain



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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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