All the way my Savior leads me

All the way my Savior leads me. Fanny Crosby* (1820-1915). Published in Brightest and Best (1875), one of many hymn books for the Sunday school edited by Robert Lowry* and William Howard Doane*. Lowry described the genesis of the hymn as follows: One day, while [she] meditat[ed] on the leadings of Providence, a friend came into her room and gave her ten dollars. The unexpected gift awakened a train of thought that formulated itself in one of her best hymns, ‘All the way my Savior leads me’ (quoted in Blumhofer, p. 201). Lowry was right to describe this as one of Crosby’s best hymns: the trust in Jesus as guide on the journey of life is expressed in economical and dignified language. It...

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