Tuesday, July 8, 2014

He Leads Me

I certainly need someone to lead me. I am so poor, so blind, so weak, so foolish that, if left to myself, I would fatally err. Lord, never leave me nor forsake me, lest I be undone.

My Shepherd leads me gently and wisely. He makes no mistakes. He knows the way I ought to go. He knows how much sweet and how much bitter, are best for me. He understands me fully. Oh, how He mingles mercy with judgment!

True, He leads me often in a mysterious way. I see not the end from the beginning. I cannot see afar off. His footsteps are in the sea; clouds and thick darkness surround Him. He gives account of none of His matters. His judgments are a great deep. But He never does wrong. He leads me in the paths of righteousness.

He leads me always in prosperity and in adversity; in joy and in sorrow. If He left me even for an hour I would be undone. When I sleep, You, Lord, keep vigil over me. When I awake, I am still with You. On the land and on the sea, I am kept by Your mighty power.

He leads me and I will follow Him. I will put my hand in His and go wherever His prudence shall direct.
[William S. Plumer]

Psalm 23:1-2 ...  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalm 25:5 ... Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 27:11 ...  Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Psalm 31:3 ... For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
Psalm 61:2 ...  From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 139:24 ... And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 143:10 ...  Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.