All the way my Savior leads me, What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.
All the way my Savior leads me, Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial, Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see.
Many of us are familiar with these lyrics, having sung them many times through the years. However, the origin of these inspiring words serves to intensify their meaning.
The lyrics are based on a poem that came from the grateful heart of Fanny Crosby after she received an immediate answer to a fervent prayer. One day, she desperately needed $5 (roughly $45 in today’s currency), but had no idea where to obtain it. Following her usual custom, Fanny knelt down and began praying about the matter. A few minutes after beseeching God for help, a stranger appeared at her door and asked if she needed any assistance. He than handed her $5.
“I have no way of accounting for this”, she later commented, “Except to believe that God put it into the heart of this good man to bring the money. My first thought was that it is so WONDERFUL THE WAY THE LORD LEADS ME, and I immediately wrote the poem.”
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:19)
Jesus, always Jesus!