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Jul

12

2012

God Leads Us Along

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My Grandpa would sing this song, low and a capella.  I'm trying to find a recording of him doing it at Grandma's funeral in December, 2004 and will post that if we do find it.   Yesterday, he went home to his dear wife of 56 years.  This song has been in my head all day.

God Leads Us Along (George Young, 1903)

1. In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
God leads His dear children along;
Where the water's cool flow bathes the weary one's feet,
God leads His dear children along.

2. Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
God leads His dear children along;
Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
God leads His dear children along.

3. Though sorrows befall us and Satan oppose,
God leads His dear children along;
Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
God leads His dear children along.

4. Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
God leads His dear children along;
Away up in glory, eternity's day,
God leads His dear children along.

Chorus:
Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but all through the blood;
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long.

Grandpa, Elmer Cleveland Painter, at 84, picture taken just a few weeks ago.


 
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