I will follow thee

Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: WILMOT (Weber)
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
Out of darkness, out of night,
Into life and love eternal,
Into joy and into light.

2 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
Leaving all my doubts and fears,
Leaving all my sins and sorrows,
Leaving all my griefs and tears.

3 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
Into fuller, clearer light,
Where the sunshine of thy presence
Falls upon my inner sight.

4 Lead me higher still and higher,
Draw me nearer, nearer thee;
Touch my heart with love, and fit me,
Lord, thy faithful child to be.

5 Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus!
With a clear eye, fixed above,
On the crown that now is waiting,
In the Paradise of love.

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #154

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lead me forth, O blessed Jesus
Title: I will follow thee
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: I will take my cross and follow



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #154TextPage Scan
Echoes of Eden #d75
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d117
Jehovah's Praise #d115
Perennial Songs #d117
Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d80
Songs of the New Life with Songs of Redeeming Love Combined: for use in gospel meetings, etc. #62Page Scan
Sunday School Chimes #d69
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d208
The Gospel in Song, combining Sing the Gospel, Echoes of Eden, and Other Selected Songs and Solos #178Page Scan
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