Sunday, October 22, 2023

My Mom's Favorite Hymn - "He Leadeth Me"


It was a little over a year ago when I learned that "He Leadeth Me" was my mom's favorite hymn and this was after years of me posting the precious hymns from our old Baptist hymnal.  God called my cherished mom home to heaven this week, so I wanted to repost the "Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing" post from last year.  I take great joy in knowing that I will see her again in heaven.

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Welcome to the 110th Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing!

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.

Today's featured hymn is "He Leadeth Me:  O Blessed Thought" written by Joseph H. Gilmore (1834-1918) & composed by William B. Bradbury (1816-1868). 

I can't believe that I haven't posted this hymn yet since it is one of my favorites!  The author of today's featured hymn was born in Boston but moved around during his lifetime - not only living in Massachusetts but also New York and New Hampshire.  He was ordained a Baptist Minister in 1862 but became a professor at the University of Rochester in 1868 - where he remained until he retired in 1911.  He wrote this hymn at the end of a lecture.

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I have included 3 videos below the lyrics.  The videos have various styles - even Bluegrass (the third video).  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 369 in your hymnals and let's sing:

He Leadeth Me;  O Blessed Thought
written by Joseph H Gilmore (1834-1918) & composed by William B Bradbury (1816-1868)

1. He leadeth me:  O blessed thought!  O words with heavenly comfort fraught!  What e'er I do, wher-e'er I be, Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.

2.   Sometimes mild scenes of deepest gloom, Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom, By waters stll, o'er troubled sea, Still tis His hand that leadeth me.

3.   Lord, I would place my hand in Thine, Nor ever murmur nor repine;  Content, what-ever lot I see, Since 'tis my God  that leadeth me.

4.   And when my task on earth is done, When, by Thy grace, the victory's won, E'en death's cold wave I will not flee, Since God thro' Jordan leadeth me.


He leadeth me, He leadeth me, By His own hand He leadeth me:

His faithful follower I would be, For by His hand He leadeth me.


A special thanks to "Fountainview Academy" for sharing this with us!

A special thanks to "Candi Pearson-Shelton - Topic" for sharing this with us!


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1 comment:

  1. Angie,
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. No matter the situation, we are never really prepared. I know you will see her again in heaven. What a reunion. I love that song too. thanks for sharing. Congratulations, you are being featured on YFY. I hope you stop by.


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