Life's victories

I'll follow thee, Savior, forever

Author: L. L. Pickett
Tune: [I'll follow thee, Savior, forever]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’ll follow thee, Savior, forever,
Tho’ the way may be gloomy or bright;
In poverty’s vale and in sorrow,
Or in pathways of plenty and light.

Refrain:
I know thou wilt bless me and keep me,
Savior, Thy grace is abundant and free;
A shelter thou art in the tempest,
A refuge and fortress for me.

2 The sorrows of life may be many,
Its trials may darken my sky;
In Jesus I still find a shelter,
A Brother who always is night. [Refrain]

3 Temptations may fly thick around me,
As missiles of death to my soul;
Yet still I will trust in my Savior,
On him every fear I will roll. [Refrain]

4 I’ll praise thee and bless thee forever,
Thy glory I ever will sing;
The source of true joy, peace and comfort,
My Guide, my Redeemer and King. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #280

Author: L. L. Pickett

Rv Leander Lycurgus Pickett USA 1859-1928. Born at Burnsville, MS, he became a Methodist evangelist. He held meetings in several states and at Holiness campgrounds. After marrying Ludie, they served pastorates in northeast TX, and Columbia, SC, before moving to Wilmore, KY. Pickett married Pruvy Melviney Dorough in 1878, and they had a son, James, in 1880. After her death in 1887, he married Ludie in 1888. He was a renowned speaker, leader, minister, author, hymnwriter, and patriot, prominent in the Holiness Movement, and helped found Asbury College (now University), at Wilmore, KY, where he also served as the financial agent of the board of trustees for many years. The Picketts boarded m,inistry students attending Asbury, among who… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'll follow thee, Savior, forever
Title: Life's victories
Author: L. L. Pickett
Copyright: Public Domain

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