Following the Nazarene

I have heard a voice that called me

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I have heard a voice that called me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I have heard a voice that called me from this world to turn aside,
I will follow I will follow,
One who promises to be my soul’s Defender, Friend or Guide,
I will follow Jesus all the way.

Refrain:
By the waters still, ‘mid the pastures green,
Or the valley of the shadow chill and gray;
Wheresoever He may lead me,
Christ the lowly Nazarene,
I will follow, follow all the way.

2 He who trod ‘mid pain and sorrow up Judea’s rugged hill,
I will follow I will follow,
With my hand in His forever I shall fear or know no ill,
I will follow Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

3 Glory crowns the way I’m taking as I in His footprints go,
I will follow I will follow,
And my heart sings “hallelujah!” tho’ the furnace fiercely glow,
I will follow Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

4 Unto all His will submissive till my life’s work here is done,
I will follow I will follow,
In the way so straight and narrow, till a crown at last I’ve won,
I will follow Jesus all the way. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #42

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have heard a voice that called me
Title: Following the Nazarene
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: By the waters still

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Epworth Praises: a Collection of Popular Sacred Songs New and Old #d83
Praise and Service #d75
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