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Lead Me, Lord

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; 
on You I wait all the day. 
 Psalm 25:5

Those were the words of King David as he faced the challenges of life. His desire was to follow God's direction throughout the day. 

We are all familiar with London's famous clock, often called the 'Big Ben'.  We may even have the chimes on clocks in our home or as door chimes.  But did you know that the melody comes from a composition by Handel, and is found in the fifth bar of 'I Know that My Redeemer Liveth'?  The chimes are ringing out this beautiful prayer...

All through this hour,
Lord, be my guide;
And by Thy power,
No foot shall slide. 

What a great reminder of our continual need for God's guidance.  Just like King David, our lives are filled with challenges.  Just like King David, we have a Guide.  May God be our first thought in the morning and our focus throughout the day. Let's let Him lead us through 2014!


  1. I did not know that about Big Ben ... How beautiful to be reminded of our need of God's guidance every hour !!
    Thank you, Judy !

  2. That is interesting! Another example of meaning that has been lost with time.

  3. I did not know about Big Ben's chimes and the much loved hymn. If it were not for challenges in our lives, we would soon forget our source of hope wouldn't we? I sure have found again that we wait on God all day when we have need to focus on him.

  4. That is a great thing to know about the chimes! Love that. Thank you for pointing us to our hope!

  5. It's my first time on your blog...
    That's a very interesting post.I sure didn't know that about Big Ben :)!!
    I also hope that God will provide me with his guidance through this year 2014 :).I wish this for all of us...
    Bye :)...

  6. Judy - that is so interesting about the Big Ben chimes! How wonderful it is to chime that reminder each hour. Thanks for sharing - hope all is well with you and yours.


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