If You Would Come After Me

If you would come after Me, to your self say no

Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Tune: ST. GERTRUDE
Published in 1 hymnal

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Full Text

1 If you would come after Me, to your self say no;
Take your cross up daily; follow Me alone.
If you try to save your life, you will not succeed.
You must lose your self for Me; then you’ll find life indeed.
What good will it be for you to gain the world as a whole,
If the end result is losing your own soul?

2 If you are ashamed of Me and of what I say,
I will also from you turn My face away.
Clothed in glory bright as light, I will come some day.
Till then, be My witnesses and never be dismayed.
Though you may be persecuted, never worry or fear;
Giving words of wisdom, I’ll always be near.

3 All authority is Mine in both Heav’n and earth.
Go and make disciples, bringing them new birth.
Baptize in this mighty name: Father, Son, and Spirit.
Teach all peoples to obey the things I have made clear.
Surely I will be with you always as you strive to obey;
Till the end of time, I’ll still be there each day.

4 Jesus, I’m your servant here; self I have denied.
I will follow daily; be my faithful guide.
I am not ashamed of You; boldly I’ll proclaim.
I will go where’er you lead, discipling in Your name.
I know You’ll be with Me at all times, till the end of my life.
So I’ll follow gladly, out into the strife.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10735

Author: Susan H. Peterson

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1950, Port An­ge­les, Wash­ing­ton. Died: Ju­ly 23, 2004, Per­al­ta, New Mex­i­co. Susan was the se­cond of two girls in the fam­i­ly. Her fa­ther worked for the Na­tion­al Park Ser­vice, so Su­san en­joyed grow­ing up in Na­tion­al Parks and His­tor­ic Sites across Amer­i­ca. She did her un­der­grad­u­ate work at Stan­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty and earned a BS in ma­the­ma­tics in 1972. The next year she took a one-year grad­u­ate pro­gram at Mult­no­mah School of the Bi­ble in Port­land, Or­e­gon, and re­ceived a Cer­tif­i­cate of Bi­ble up­on com­ple­tion. She de­cid­ed not to pur­sue a ca­reer in com­put­er sci­ence, as she had orig­in­al­ly in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you would come after Me, to your self say no
Title: If You Would Come After Me
Author: Susan H. Peterson (1998)
Meter: 11.11.11 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. GERTRUDE

The popularity of this hymn is partly due to ST. GERTRUDE, the marching tune that Arthur S. Sullivan (PHH 46) composed for this text. The tune was published in the Musical Times of December 1871 in an advertisement for Joseph Barnby's (PHH 438) forthcoming Hymnary, which published both text and tune…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10735
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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