1 Galilean, meek and lowly,
Son of God and Man, so holy,
We would gladly come and follow Thee;
Joyous youth and joyous maiden,
See, we come all treasure laden,
Foll’wers Thine for aye to be.
Tell us, O tell us, what yet awaits us,
If we will follow Thee alone;
Tell us, O tell us, are crowns of glory
Waiting us for battles won?
“Come to Me thy all forsaking,
And thy heart in sorrow breaking,
I will heal and joy divine will give;
Feed thee on the bread of heaven,
Speak the peace of sins forgiven,
Look on me, O soul, and live.”
2 Galilean, Thou has won us,
Though the friends of earth may shun us,
Thou a greater friend than all will be;
Earthly riches cannot measure,
Wealth from Thee a priceless treasure,
Lasts through all eternity.
Tell us, O tell us, wilt Thou receive us,
If we surrender all to Thee?
Tell us, O tell us, willing and waiting,
Ever, only Thine to be. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946)
Born: January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Died: March 10, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Sewell, New Jersey.
Pseudonym: A. A. Payn.
Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his career as a pharmacist and wrote his first Gospel song, “List ’Tis Jesus’ Voice” which was published by the Hall-Mack Company. He served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. In his own words:
It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >