I Will Follow Thee

Jesus, I will follow Thee, for I hear Thee calling me

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, I will follow thee,
For I hear thee calling me;
Loving, trusting, glad I come,
To let thee lead me home.

I will follow thee,
I will follow thee,
I will follow thee
Wherever thou dost lead.

2 Little eyes might lose the way,
Little feet might go astray;
I might weak and weary be,
But thou art strong for me. [Chorus]

3 Grief and want may be my foes,
Foolish sins my way oppose;
Full of courage I will be,
Whene'er I follow thee. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #254

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman

Pseudonym: Grace Glenn; Lucinda M. Beal Bateman lived in Ionia, Michigan. She wrote A book of rhymes to suit the times published about 1886 by N. Chapin & Son (Chicago); Gleams of gold published about 1889, and The prohibition speaker: a collection of readings, recitations, dialogues, tableux and songs for temperance and prohibition entertainments published in 1889 by Filmore Bros. (Cincinnati). She married Zadoc Henry Bateman in 1875. They had one daughter, Grace. Dianne Shapiro, from "A book of rhymes to suit the times" and "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" (caskey-family.com/genhome, retrieved 7-1-2018)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, I will follow Thee, for I hear Thee calling me
Title: I Will Follow Thee
Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will follow thee
Notes: Spanish translation: "Cristo yo te seguiré" by Anonymous
Copyright: Public Domain



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Silver Gems in Song #d54

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Songs for Children #32

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Songs of Cheer for Children #113

Sunny Songs for Sweetest Singers No.3 #d24

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The Church Hymnal #429

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #109

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #15

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #282

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