The Lord alone did lead him. Deuteronomy 32:12
Words: William O. Cushing, in Heavenly Carols, edited by Isaiah Baltzell & Edmund S. Lorenz (Dayton, Ohio: William J. Shuey, 1878).
Music: Cicero Cornelius S. Meily, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).
They tell me there are dangers
In the path my feet must tread;
But they cannot see the glory
That is shining round my head.
Oh, ’tis Jesus leads my footsteps!
He has made my heart His own.
For I would not dare the journey
Thro’ the wide, wide world alone.
They tell me life has trials,
And the fairest hopes must flee;
But I trust my all to Jesus,
And I know He cares for me.
I know my heart is sinful,
And my love seems all too small;
But if Jesus’ arm is round me,
I shall win and conquer all.