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All The Way My Saviour Leads Me


As Moses approached the end of his life, God used him to give words of counsel and encouragement to Joshua, his successor. He reminded him that he was God’s man for the task and said, “…thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give thee” (Deuteronomy 31:7). Then he added, “And the LORD he it is that doth go before thee: he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not neither be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8). The Lord, through Moses was reminding Joshua of certain realities in his life as he faced an unknown future. Firstly, he reminded him that the Lord would go before him and prepare the way for him. No matter where the pilgrimage would take him, God was already there. The Lord would also go with him every step of the way. The Lord was not going to forsake His servant but was going to be present with him. These blessed realities brought courage and confidence to Joshua. How reassuring and comforting it was for Joshua to know that as he pressed forward in the work of God, God would go with him all the way.

Surely as we think of the precious words in that verse, we can concur with the words of Fanny Crosby when she wrote, “All the way my Saviour leads me what have I ask to beside.” She wrote from the heart and from the depths of personal experience. Although she became blind shortly after birth, Fanny Crosby was later converted to Christ and had a tremendous faith. Though this particular hymn was really the testimony of her entire life, yet it was prompted by a specific incident in her life in 1874.
One day it appeared that she did not have enough money to pay her rent. Fanny Crosby took this matter to the Lord and prayed earnestly about it. As she prayed her door was knocked. When she opened the door, an individual handed her an amount of money and walked away without introducing himself or saying anything to her. The stranger left as quickly as he came, and Fanny was left with the money in her hand. It was the exact amount that she needed to pay the rent. Later it is reported that Fanny Crosby said of this incident, “I have no way of accounting for this except to believe that God put it into the heart of this good man to bring the money.” It was later that evening that she sat down and wrote the words,

All the way my Saviour 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.

Never doubt the leading of God in your life. He leads us even at times when we are not aware of it. He leads us all the way. “And the LORD he it is that doth go before thee: he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not neither be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

Rev Garth Wilson

(Minister of Sandown Free Presbyterian Church and associate editor of Free Presbyterian Vision.)