Tis Sweet to Follow Jesus

I will not say to Jesus, Nay

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [I will not say to Jesus "nay"]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I will not say to Jesus “nay,”
However rough may seem the way;
But let Him choose my path for me,
And trust Him where I cannot see.

For it is blessed and so sweet
To have the Saviour guide my feet;
His way I know is always best,
And so my heart in faith shall rest.

2 Wherever sent I am content,
E’en tho’ I know not His intent;
I’m satisfied while I can know
He leads me in the way I go. [Refrain]

3 I’ll never fear with Jesus near,
Nor to the tempter’s voice give ear;
My will is just to follow Him,
E’en tho’ the light before be dim. [Refrain]

4 Let troubles roll upon my soul,
I’m safe, for Jesus has control;
To trust in Him, ah, this is mine
Till I with Him in glory shine. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #58

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: I will not say to Jesus, Nay
Title: Tis Sweet to Follow Jesus
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For it is blessed and so sweet
Copyright: Public Domain


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