Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Whistle While You Work

I've been whistling a tune this week. In fact, it's a catchy old hymn that we sing in church from time to time.  I just love those old hymns that have stood the test of time, and the stories behind the songs.  This one was written in 1862 during the darkest hours of the civil war.

Maybe you'll enjoy this rendition as much as I do:

He Leadeth Me
Written by Joseph H. Gilmore
Composed by William Bradbury

He leadeth me, O blessed thought!
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be
Still ’tis God’s hand that 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.

Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me. 

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

And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Have a great Tuesday!



  1. I love this version. It is definately catchy! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. LOVE IT!!!! I have always loved this song, as we used to sing it in church when I was little, but this is by far the best version I have heard with the "country" put into it...