Jesus Does All Things Well
The Christian hymn "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" was composed by Fanny J. Crosby in 1875 with lyrics penned to a song written by the Baptist minister Dr. Robert Lowry. The syllabic meter is 18.104.22.168.D.
Crosby was only six weeks old when she lost her sight due to a doctor's malpractice. She said, "I have always believed that the good Lord, in His infinite mercy, by this means consecrated me to the work that I am still permitted to do.” And generations of hymn singers have been blessed by her hymns.
To put it briefly, this hymn says that Jesus guides and strengthens us through life. Through the hymn, Crosby cited examples of places and feelings in which her savior led her gracefully.
In her autobiography, Crosby wrote that this was the first hymn she created to be paired with Dr. Lowry's music. It was first published by the New York publisher Biglow & Main in "Brightest And Best: A Choice Collection Of New Songs, Duets, Choruses, Invocation And Benediction Hymns For The Sunday School And Meetings Of Prayer And Praise" in 1875.
A frequently told story about this hymn recounts that it came to Fanny as a result of prayer. When she was struggling financially and urgently needing money, and as her frequent practice, Fanny started to pray. A few moments later, a gentleman donated the exact amount she needed - five dollars. Later remembering the incident, she said, "I have no way of accounting for this except to believe that God put it into the heart of this good man to bring the money." She was astounded at the Lord’s amazing answer to her simple prayer. Afterward, the poem she wrote became "All The Way My Savior Leads Me".
The song has been included in more than 250 hymnals including a quarter of those produced in 1970. This is considered one of Crosby's most notable hymns.