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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.

Fanny Jane Crosby

All the Way My Savior Leads Me

Part Two

Have you ever had a moment where nothing in your circumstances has changed, and yet while spending time with the Lord, you have joy? I had a moment like that recently. I was troubled over a relationship in my life, worried that I had somehow offended a loved one and caused a rift between us. I sat down in my trusty rocking chair and poured my heart out to the Lord in a prayer that was not eloquent. In fact, I hardly said anything at all, other than maybe, “Help.”

In this song, Fanny Crosby uses words I can relate to. Trial, weary, falter, athirst. My path, like anyone else’s, sometimes leads through the desert. But words that describe difficulties are not the only ones present in this song. There are also words like, cheer, grace, joy. The desert I must wander doesn’t always turn into an oasis. I take my troubles to the Lord, and He doesn’t always change my situation. But here is the amazing thing: in His presence, it doesn’t matter. He is the rock, the security, the foundation, the provider of shade, the landmark. The “spring” that “gushes” is refreshing simply because it came from the rock.

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