421. Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spake

1 Come, follow Me, the Savior spake,
All in My way abiding;
Deny yourselves, the world forsake,
Obey My call and guiding.
Oh, bear the cross, whate'er betide,
Take My example for your guide.

2 I am the Light, I light the way,
A godly life displaying;
I bid you walk as in the day,
I keep your feet from straying.
I am the Way, and well I show
How you must sojourn here below.

3 My heart bounds in lowliness,
My soul with love is glowing,
And gracious words my lips express,
With meekness overflowing.
My heart, My mind, My strength, My all,
To God I yield, on Him I call.

4 I teach you how to shun and flee
What harms your soul's salvation,
Your heart from every guile to free,
From sin and its temptation.
I am the Refuge of the soul
And lead you to your heavenly goal.

5 Then let us follow Christ, our Lord,
And take the cross appointed
And, firmly clinging to His Word,
In suffering be undaunted.
For who bears not the battle's strain
The crown of life shall not obtain.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, follow Me, the Savior spake
Title: Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spake
German Title: Mir nach spricht Christus, unser Held
Translator: Charles W. Schaeffer, d. 1896 (alt.)
Author: Johann Scheffler (1688, cento)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): New Obedience
Tune Information
Name: MACH'S MIT MIR, GOTT
Composer: J. Hermann Schein (1628)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.
Key: E♭ Major



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