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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

Full Text

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.

Refrain:
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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

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