A lot has happened in my life in the past month. Stuff that actually seems a little too ironic to be real. I won’t really go into it but I think it’s enough to say that it has been one of the most troubling times I have ever experienced; even more so for my family. But I have found that in my life, everything has come down to one thing: God is good. It’s so simple and yet so much. I feel like there’s nothing more I could add to it; God is good. It’s a shocking, permeating kind of truth.

When I went to St. Louis a while back, Leo asked me and Dave to play All The Way My Savior Leads Me with him for his youth group. We had done it before for some joint FiCS/FiCB meeting. I still remember how Dave Hong introduced the song. He was like, “this hymn was written by a blind woman,” or something inane like that. I was thinking, Dave Hong is a dork. But in light of recent events, that song has taken more significance in my life, and even what Dave said has made me think.

Did Fanny Crosby have some sort of special insight because she was blind? Did she know understand better than others what it means to be led not by one’s own sight but by another, through faith? Did she see more clearly that we are all blind and need direction?In any case, her words have been a great encouragement to me, and I would like to share them.

All the way my savior leads me
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His faithful mercies
Who through life has been my guide?
Heavenly peace divinest comfort
Ere by faith in Him to dwell
For I know whatever fall me
Jesus doeth all things well

All the way my savior leads me
And he clears each winding path i tread
Gives me strength for every trial
And he feeds me with the living bread
Tho’ my weary steps may falter
And my soul a thirst may be
Gushing from a rock before me
Lo a spirit joy I see

And all the way my savior leads me
Oh the fullness of his love
Perfect rest in me is promised
In my father’s house above
When my spirit clothed immortal
Wings it’s flight through realms of day
This my song through endless ages
Jesus led me all the way.

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