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My Lord Knows the Way

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My Lord knows the way through the wilderness,
All I have to do is follow.
My Lord knows the way through the wilderness,
All I have to do is follow.
Strength for today is mine all the way,
And all that I need for tomorrow.
My Lord knows the way through,
All I have to do is follow.

30 Responses to “My Lord Knows the Way”

  1. April 5th, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Marka Schrader says:

    I learned this song when I was young. (I’m 66 now). I forgot two of the lines so I made up two that would fit. I was pretty close. Thanks for putting it in the internet.

  2. May 26th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Brenda says:

    My mother taught my four sisters and I to sing this song as children and took us to nursing homes to sing it as children. I am 53 now and my fiancée and I were singing this to my mother recently. Then, moments later, she left this life and went on home to be with Jesus. It was such a beautiful thing for everyone who witnessed it.

  3. November 18th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    peter kling says:

    My pastor, Mike Erre, First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton preached a sermon on “wilderness” yesterday. He isn’t old enough to know the song, but the truth of the words are timeless, true and absolutely applicable to everything that is happening to most of us today.

  4. May 30th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Rev. John Moulis says:

    I plan to inntroduce “My Lord leads the way…..” next Sunday to the residents in nursing home worship timeI. Our pastor taught it to us over 50 yrs. ago. Thanks for helping me today with a few of the words I had forgotten.all the words.

  5. October 28th, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Akinwunmi Oluseyi says:

    Thanks for this wonderful online resources, eventually i got the lyrics of this song, an addition to what i need in the ministry.

  6. April 20th, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Judith says:

    God brought this little Sunday school chorus to my mind as I was studying the life of Moses with BIble Study Fellowship. I am so happy to be able to use this technology to make sure I had all the words correctly. God is faithful and always right with us in the wilderness of this life here on earth.

  7. April 20th, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Judith says:


  8. June 6th, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Juliet Moore says:

    i am 52 yrs old and is hearing this song for the first time. I came across some of the words I during my Our Daily Bread devotions and I then looked it up on the Internet. It’s an amazing song that carries so much hope. It gives us so much assurance and reminds us that all we have to do is to follow the Savior. He equips us with just what we need for each day. Amen!

  9. July 12th, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Nancy Hoke says:

    I am 85 years old. I was a missionary in what is now Zimbabwe where I learned this song.
    I am so happy to find it. I will use it in a devotional.

  10. January 3rd, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Ruth says:

    Thanks for the words to this chorus which came to me after years when thinking of a church member who is suffering with cancer.

  11. March 6th, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Thomas says:

    I believe that the correct version is as follows:

    The/my Lord knows the way through the wilderness,
    All I have to do is TO follow.
    The Lord knows the way through the wilderness,
    All I have to do is TO follow.
    Strength for today is mine all the way,
    And all that I need for tomorrow.
    The Lord knows the way through THE WILDERNESS,
    All I have to do is TO follow

    Chorus: follow, follow, I will follow Jesus
    Anywhere, everywhere, I will follow him
    follow, follow, I will follow Jesus
    Anywhere He leads me, I will follow Him.

  12. June 2nd, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Caroline Baerg says:

    Thank you for posting the lyrics, I was praying and the Holy Spirit reminded of this song but was frustrated that I forgot some lines . As a youngster ,this song made an impression on me. Yes my Lord knows the way through the wilderness,all I have to is to follow. Lord help me to follow.

  13. July 14th, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Bill says:

    I will song at the dining room table as a child. I was one of 4 children in our family. I was the one that truly love this song. Davy Crockett was really big on that day so was Daniel Boone in his coonskin cap. I would think of them as I sing this song. Still this song hang with me. I reflect back on this many times you my life. I was the one child that seem to go from one Wilderness experience to another. I struggled very much throughout my life I am now 54. Many times I did not follow the lord through the Wilderness and the times were really tough. I often think how much easier my life would have been had I followed him closely. I went from alcoholism and drug addiction and a debauched lifestyle. All my friends ended up cheating with my lovers. This all stemmed out of fornication. Our country to walk away from its first love and I left with it. I’ve come back to Jesus, but I’ve worked it so much my life what is been absolutely miserable when I could have just stayed by his side and let him lead me through this wilderness. What I knew as a child is what piece that I forfeited throughout my life. Listen children if your parents tell you to follow Jesus Through the wilderness listen close to their voice. Jesus knows the way through the wilderness all you have to do is follow. Life is better with Jesus.

  14. October 23rd, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Charles says:

    Thomas, March 6th, 2016 has made accurate “corrections”. I too remember singing this song in our church as I grew up. I am now teaching them in our church 40 yrs later. It is great to hear the children belt them out because they are “their songs”.

  15. March 19th, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Joseph says:

    We used to sing ‘My Lord knows the way through the wilderness’ at Sunday school when I was 5 years old in 1999, now am 23 yet I still sing it when faced with dark times, It also reminds me of songs like ‘Jesus Loves me yes I know’ Theses songs really thrills my soul with joy!

  16. March 19th, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Joseph says:

    We used to sing ‘My Lord knows the way through the wilderness’ at Sunday school when I was 5 years old in 1999, now am 23 yet I still sing it when faced with dark times, It also reminds me of songs like ‘Jesus Loves me yes I know’ Theses songs really thrills my soul with joy.

  17. July 15th, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Andrea Martin says:

    This is an encouragement!

  18. August 4th, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Janice Martin says:

    This was a favorite song with I was young, now 59. My mother taught it to my younger brother and I. We sang it at church when my mother was doing a flannel graph series on Moses. It was forever impressed in my mind and still pops up at times when I or someone else is going through a difficult period in life.

  19. September 6th, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Godfrey Basini says:

    When i was eight in the eighties my late mother used to teach me this song. My mother was good at singing.Every moment when she sung the song i would love to sit by her to sing along with her. Early nineties my parents divorced and both of them were separated. My father got married to another woman some years later. My younger brother and me could live with our uncle while our little sister left with mum. Our mums faith in the Church grew weaker during the time. She sings no more to me from that moment on and to the day she was called to rest a year ago. More often when i could sing the song i could recalled my mother and the verse that says ” the strength for today is mine all the way” inspired me a lot. I forgot some of the verses but thank you i have found it again in the internet. Godfrey Basini, from Solomon Islands.

  20. October 29th, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Musa Haruna Ambinkanme says:

    I’m touched by the lyrics of this song and the accompanying comments. I’ll try and get my children to read them.

  21. November 29th, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Judy Ann dewar says:

    Learned this song as a child and now at 75 yrs, I find myself singing it while having my radiation treatments. No matter how old or the circumstances, it applies.I forgot a few words so thank you for the post.

  22. May 4th, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Lawrence Webb says:

    I especially remember the song from summer 1958 when I worked in youth camps in Missouri between years at seminary.

  23. September 26th, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Janel says:

    I woke up last night thinking about this song. I am 82 years old and learned it many years ago. I couldn’t remember all of the words and am so thankful to have found it online. What a source of comfort to know our Lord is with us through out all the twists and turns of our lives.

  24. November 18th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Jill kolaritsch says:

    Haven’t heard or sang this song I learned in Sunday school more than 70 years ago. Recently diagnosed with ALS and out of nowhere this song slipped into my heart and into my head. I sing it in my soul because my voice is nearly gone but what an encouragement. Strength for today!!!

  25. January 17th, 2019 at 7:11 am

    david says:

    how true being forty years with jesus is a spiritual marriage he being the bridegroom human love is fallible and false being single is better as paul said however not all can receive it so to each their own

  26. August 11th, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Theresa says:

    Looked this up tonight to refresh my mind of the lyrics, going to sing in to my Sunday School class of 3rd-5th Graders! What a great reminder to trust our Lord when we don’t know the outcome! God blessings!

  27. March 15th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Kelly Smith-Moore says:

    I learned this in Vacation Bible School some 50 years ago, but in my enthusiasm sang “all I have to do is holler”. The pure theology of childhood, I suppose, but it still makes sense to me today!

  28. June 29th, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Lynn Watson says:

    My sister recently reminded me of this song we sang in VBS in Sherman Texas circa 1955. Our rendition was
    “Jesus knows the way through the wilderness”.

    In my mind I hear a majestic soundtrack with the lyrics and I felt sure that it was sung either in Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone movies. I haven’t been able to confirm that but was interested to read one of the comments above that also alluded to those two shows from the 50’s.

    The song keeps coming to me in the early morning, and is very comforting as we navigate all that is going on in the world today.
    This week a friend sent me a link of a tattooed young woman who was jogging and had a vision of herself trying to catch up with Jesus as he walked up a hill, and her interpretation was that the church needs to wake up and get in step. As I pondered this, the song came to me and I felt more encouraged than disturbed.

  29. June 29th, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Lynn Watson says:


    Meant to include how much I loved the previous comment about “All I have to do is holler”. Laughed so hard! 😂😂😂

    Rating for this site: *****

  30. August 16th, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    JoeAnn Ballard says:

    I learned this song in youth service at church in 1962. I still a part of my prayers on many occasions

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