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Follow thou me

If I, like Galilee fishers

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [If I, like Galilee fishers]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If I, like Galilee fishers,
Were mending my nets by the main,
And Jesus, coming, should call me,
He never should call in vain.

Refrain:
We'll follow the summons of Jesus,
Wherever, however it falls;
When high up the pathway he sees us,
And "Follow thou me!" he calls.

2 If I were dwelling in pleasure,
Or sitting in places of gain,
And Jesus, passing, should call me,
He never should call in vain. [Refrain]

3 If I were sinking in sadness,
Or dreading the cross and the pain,
And Jesus tenderly called me,
He never should call in vain. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #39

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If I, like Galilee fishers
Title: Follow thou me
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: Then follow the summons of Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Good News #146

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Good Will Songs #201

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New Life #24

Notes of Triumph, for the Sunday School #d89

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Notes of Triumph #23

Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d32

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Prayer and Praise #281

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Quartette #144

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Songs of Rejoicing #24

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #39

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #144

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