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When Jesus Leads

When Jesus leads, the way grows bright

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [When Jesus leads, the way grows bright]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When Jesus leads, the way grows bright,
E’en tho’ before ‘twas darkest night;
From Him there beams a radiance fair,
A heav’nly light, a light beyond compare.

I’ll trust Him though I cannot see,
The path thro’ which He leadeth me;
My faith in Him shall be my stay;
I am content when Jesus leads the way.

2 Tho’ dark the path my feet shall tread,
And dark the clouds be overhead,
I’ll have no fear, for at my side
There walks the Son, my falt’ring steps to guide. [Refrain]

3 I’ll follow Him while life shall last,
I’ll follow Him till I have passed
The golden gates of that fair shore
Where I shall rest with Him forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #83

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus leads, the way grows bright
Title: When Jesus Leads
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: I'll trust him though I cannot see
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d144

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d121

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Give Thanks and Sing #30

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d192

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Gloria in Excelsis #36

Hymns of Assurance, Containing 50 New Gospel Songs #d127

Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d307

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #326

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Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #83

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The Voice of Praise #126

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Triumphant Praises #112

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