Come, ye followers of the Lord. C. Wesley. [Prayer.] One of six hymns which were first published in 1745, at the end of a Tract entitled, A Short View of the Difference between the Moravian Brethren lately in England, and the Rev. Mr. John & Charles Wesley. It was also given in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, vol. ii., No. 28, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. When included in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No 286, the last stanza was omitted. In this form it is found in several collections. Original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 177.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)