“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
HE LEADETH ME
By Joseph H. Gilmore and William B. Bradbury
Painting by Lyn Deutsch 2008
16″ x 16″ Coffee, acrylics, mixed media
Original Painting is sold.
In 1993, I was a newborn Christian, when we moved to Baguio City. God led us to Guiding Light Christian Ministries pastored by a very anointed man of God and one of the best preachers I know, Pastor Robbie Casas.
The church was recruiting members to join the choir. To feel part of this new church, I volunteered. Most remarks goes like this, “I think they ran out of members who can sing, so they got you…” LOL!
So I practiced with the choir, and I practiced alone in the house, and this song became my lullaby for my then 3-year-old daughter, Vanya.
As I came to be familiar with the tune and the wonderful words of this hymn, it moved my soul and spirit and has always brought me to a state of worship and praise for my God, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
When we have Jesus in our hearts, even if by nature we are not inclined to be singers, God puts a melody that rises up in our voice to sing with joy and adoration for the One who is worthy.
Up to this time, this hymn is my daughter’s favorite and have asked me time and again to sing with her. These are times I thank God for, hymns that bind me and my family to worship God.
“Lord I would clasp Thy hand in mine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine,
Content whatever lot I see.
Since ’tis my God that leadeth Me!”
For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. -Psalm 48:1