1 Lamb of God, we follow Thee,
Willing as Thou art to be,
Joyful in Thy steps to go,
Suffering for Thy sake below.
Taking up our daily cross,
Called to shame, and pain, and loss,
Well contented to sustain
All the rage of cruel man.
2 Who Thy lovely pattern knows
Cannot force with force oppose,
They that to Thy fold belong
Dare not render wrong for wrong.
Bruised by the oppressor’s hand
Evil they will ne’er withstand,
All that follow Thee are meek,
Taught to turn the other cheek.
3 Jesu, in Thy gracious power,
Lo! we meet the fiery hour,
Calm, dispassionate, resigned,
Armed with all Thy patient mind.
After Thee with joy we come,
Sheep before our shearers dumb,
Answering not one angry word,
True disciples of our Lord.
4 Suffering here we threaten not,
Innocent in word and thought,
Harmless as a wounded dove,
Hatred we repay with love.
Turn, almighty as Thou art,
Turn our persecutors’ heart,
Let them to our faith be given,
Let us meet our foes in Heaven.
Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >
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Display Title: Lamb Of God, We Follow TheeFirst Line: Lamb of God, we follow TheeTune Title: ABERYSTWYTHAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 77.77 DSource: Hymns for Times of Trouble and Persecution by John and Charles Wesley (London: Strahan, 1744)