Lead On O King Eternal

In times of uncertainty, one of the best thing we can do is follow a trusted leader.  As Christians, we know that Jesus is the one leader who will always fit that description.  In the book of Hebrews  the unknown author tells us to:

“… fix our eyes upon Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the job set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2

This theme is also expressed in the hymn, Lead On O King Eternal, which was written by Ernest Shurtleff on the occasion of the graduation of his seminary class (Andover Theological Seminary) in 1887.  Although much of the imagery is warlike, it really speaks of commitment to following Jesus through Christian love and service.

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