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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d192

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Give Thanks and Sing #30

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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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