Follow the path of Jesus

Follow the path of Jesus

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: BOUND BROOK
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Follow the path of Jesus,
Walk where His footsteps lead;
Keep in His beaming presence,
Ev'ry counsel heed;
Watch, while the hours are flying,
Ready some good to do;
Quick, while His voice is calling,
Yield obedience true!

2 Cling to the hand of Jesus,
All through the day and night;
Dark though the way and dreary,
He will guide you right.
Live for the good of others,
Helpless, oppressed and wrong;
Lift them from depths of sorrow,
In His strength be strong!

3 Take up the cross of Jesus,
Sharing the shame He bore;
Self and the world denying,
Love the Saviour more;
Tell all the world of Jesus,
Think of their gloom and loss,
Tell of His great salvation,
Glory in His cross.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #717

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Notes

Follow the paths of Jesus. Following Jesus. This is included in the Baptist Hymn [& Tune] Book, Phila., 1871, No. 701. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #444

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