“Wherever He Leads I’ll Go”

“Take up thy cross and follow Me,” I heard my Master say;

I gave My life to ransom thee, Surrender your all today.”
Wherever He leads I’ll go, Wherever He leads I’ll go,
I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so, Wherever He leads I’ll go.

He drew me closer to His side, I sought His will to know,
And in that will I now abide, Wherever He leads I’ll go.
Wherever He leads I’ll go, Wherever He leads I’ll go,
I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so, Wherever He leads I’ll go.

It may be thru’ the shadows dim, Or o’er the stormy sea,
I take my cross and follow Him, Wherever He leadeth me.
Wherever He leads I’ll go, Wherever He leads I’ll go,
I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so, Wherever He leads I’ll go.

My heart, my life, my all I bring To Christ who loves me so;
he is my Master, Lord, and King, Wherever He leads I’ll go.
Wherever He leads I’ll go, Wherever He leads I’ll go,
I’ll follow my Christ who loves me so, Wherever He leads I’ll go.


by B.B. McKinney


 In January of 1936, the Christian songwriter B.B. McKinney was leading the music at the Alabama Sunday School Convention which was held that year in Clanton. The featured speaker was Rev. R.S. Jones, McKinney’s friend of many years who, because of ill health, had recently returned from missionary service in Brazil.
     The two men were visiting over dinner one evening when Mr. Jones revealed to Dr. McKinney that his physicians were not going to allow him to return to South America. When asked about his future plans the missionary said, “I don’t know, but wherever He leads I’ll go.”
     The words stuck in Dr. McKinney’s mind. Before the convention’s evening session, he had written both the words and music of this song. At the close of Rev. Jones’ message, Dr. McKinney related this story and sang “Wherever He leads I’ll go” to the congregation” 
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About Gail Slawson

I am a 68 year old wife, mother and grandmother. After 48 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 2 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors and greeters in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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3 Responses to “Wherever He Leads I’ll Go”

  1. Anita Archer says:

    That’s a beautiful story.

  2. Mindy says:

    Not only did McKinney answer God’s call for writing this song, but he did it immediately. Didn’t think about it or plan to do it later. Or think it impossible. He sat down & wrote, and he did it in one day!What a testimony that he followed the words of his own song in making the song…and then singing it! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Gail says:

    Excellent observation, Mindy !

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