Follow Me

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1 "Come, follow me," oh, sweet command,
Which Jesus gave his little band;
And still we hear the tender plea,
"Come, take thy cross, and follow me."

Come, follow me, Come follow me,
From sin and doubt and fear set free,
Come, learn of me, and do my will,
Oh, follow, follow, closer still.

2 Oh, fear the Saviour, heed his word,
Obey the precepts daily heard,
And love the Friend so true and tried,
For hark! he calls you to his side. [Chorus]

3 Then live to make the Saviour known,
And own him as your Lord alone;
Go, work for Jesus, hear his call,
And cleave to him, forsaking all. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #62

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: "Come, follow me," oh, sweet command
Title: Follow Me
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Come, follow me, Come follow me
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