Led by Higher Hands

Higher hands are leading me. It was New Year's Eve 2015 and I was alone in my apartment watching a television programme when this phrase kept coming to my mind. 

I went to bed thinking; "Hmmm...I know the tune. Is that a hymn? A gospel song? What are the lyrics?" 

Higher hands are leading me. God will direct our path.God is Leading Us All the Way

New Year's Day 2016, I woke up with the same words going over and over in my mind.

Well, I told myself that I really must google the words.  And I did. Here's the lyrics to this beautiful hymn.

Higher Hands Are Leading Me (Lyrics)

by John W Peterson (1921 - 2006)

Tho it seems I’m oft unnoticed

And lost in time and space

God above is watching o’er me

Tho I cannot see His face


Higher hands are leading me (2x)

I am not alone I know

As I walk this world below

For Higher hands are leading me

O how sweet to know He hears me

When I go to Him in prayer

And I tell Him all my troubles

When my heart is bowed with care


All my times are in His keeping

He has numbered all my years

And some day He’ll take me yonder

Where there’ll be no pain or tears


There’s a great eternal purpose

In the life of everyone

And someday we’ll know its meaning

When our days on earth are done


So I face an unknown future

Full of faith and unafraid

And the peace I have thru’ trusting

For the world I would not trade


Without the hands of God leading and guiding us each day, I believe for many of us, life journey would be a terrifying one.

There will be unpassable terrains and insurmountable obstacles. And all kinds of wild thoughts and frightening images will plague us and make even beginning the journey impossible.

Praise be to God! He has not abandoned us. He is our protector and our ever-present help in trouble. His hands are always there ready to guide us when we look to Him for guidance.

What blessed assurance to know that those strong loving hands are guiding and leading us each and every moment; when we lose our way, His hands gently and patiently guide us back to His side and when life's troubles overwhelmed us, He lovingly enfold us in His everlasting arms whispering words of comforts in our ears.

What a loving God! Abba Father! 

With those words (the beautiful lyrics) in my heart, I know that that is God's promise to me and to you for the year ahead. The God who never fails promised to be with us, leading and guiding us in His way through eternity. Let us yield ourselves to the God who loves us so much and make every day a day of fellowship with the Holy One. Let us walk on higher ground guided by higher hands always.

Scripture Verses for Meditation

My steps are ordered by the Lord. - Psalm 37:23

God will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. He will guide me with His eye. - Psalm 32:8

Thus says the Lord, my Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.” - Isaiah 48:17

I shall hear a word behind me, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever I turn to the right or the left. - Isaiah 30:21

For more Christian hymn lyrics, go to my hymn website, www.GreatChristianHymns.com

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