Come into the streets with me!

Come into the streets with me!

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: SEE SAW SACCARA DOWN
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Come into the streets with me!
Come to where the crowds will be,
see a strange and gentle king
on a donkey travelling.
[Refrain:]
Come and follow my leader,
come and follow my leader,
Jesus Christ is riding by,
come and follow my leader!

2 All the people shout his name,
waving branches, sing his fame,
throw their coats upon his road,
glad to praise the Son of God. [Refrain]

3 If the soldiers draw their swords,
will we dare to sing these words,
be his friends for just a day,
cheer him on, then run away? [Refrain]

4 Jesus goes where things are rough,
Jesus knows when life is tough,
always comes to us, his friends,
so his story never ends. [Refrain]

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classis and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymns… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come into the streets with me!
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Refrain First Line: Come and follow my leader
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #366

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #366

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