Follow the Master

As we journey on to the land of song

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [As we journey on to the land of song]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 As we journey on to the land of song,
Where the pure in heart abide,
Let us follow Christ for his blood sufficed,
He would be our strength, our Guide.

We’ll follow the Master, home thro’ the night,
We will walk where he leads,
And we’ll list when he pleads,
Till his palace is in sight.

2 Ev’ry precious day let us work and pray,
And as children do the will
Of our gracious Lord and obey his word,
Till life’s task we will fulfill. [Refrain]

3 And as children dear follow God nor fear
Tho’ the tempter bids us stray;
Walk in God’s own light, toward the city bright,
In the blessed shining way. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #161

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As we journey on to the land of song
Title: Follow the Master
Author: Laura E. Newell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll follow the Master, home through the night
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: Public Domain


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Pearls of Praise #161

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