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- "Wherever He leads I'll go"
- In January of 1936, the Southern Baptist 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" -- by Billy Graham in Crusade Hymn Stories, Hope Publishing Company, 1967.
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