All the Way My Savior Leads Me

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"All the Way My Savior Leads Me" is a Christian hymn with lyrics penned in 1875 by Fanny J. Crosby to a song composed by the Baptist minister Dr. Robert Lowry. In summary, this hymn says that our savior, Jesus, provides us with guidance and strength all the way through life. Crosby goes through many examples of places and feelings in which her savior led her gracefully through. Discover the lyrics and story behind this great hymn along with music videos below!

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. All the way my Savior leads me,
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.

Songwriters Fanny Crosby Published by Public Domain

The Story Behind All the Way My Savior Leads Me

In Crosby's autobiography, she wrote that this was her first hymn created to be paired with music by Lowry. The hymn was originally distributed in Brightest and Best: a choice collection of new songs, duets, choruses, invocation and benediction hymns for the Sunday school and meetings of prayer and praise in 1875 by the New York publisher Biglow & Main. The syllabic meter is 8.7.8.7.D.

A commonly told story about this hymn recounts that it came to Fanny as a consequence of a prayer. Through financial struggles, she urgently needed some money and as her frequent practice, Fanny started to pray. A few moments following, a gentleman donated her five dollars, the precise amount she needed. Later remembering the event, she said, "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." The poem she wrote afterward became "All The Way My Savior Leads Me".

 


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