Follow Me

Long ago in old Judea

Author: Mrs. M. J. Bittle
Tune: [Long ago in old Judea]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Long ago, in old Judea,
By the shores of Galilee,
Jesus spoke unto the fishers:
"Leave your nets and follow me."
Still there comes the blessed story,
Pealing thru the ages dim:
Who of you will leave your pleasures,
Take your cross and follow Him?

2 Now no more, in old Judea,
Jesus walketh by the sea:
But He calleth, ever calleth:
"Who will come and follow me?"
Come to Jesus—time may tarnish
Many a dream of beauty fair;
What He offers fadeth never—
Life eternal over there.

3 Over there, beyond death's billows,
Eyes of faith can plainly see
The bright mansions where He promised
All His followers should be.
Let us heed the gospel story,
Pealing thru the ages dim:
"Jesus loves you! died to save you!"
Give up all, and follow Him.

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #90

Author: Mrs. M. J. Bittle

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Text Information

First Line: Long ago in old Judea
Title: Follow Me
Author: Mrs. M. J. Bittle
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah Jesus reigneth
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Happy Songs for Boys and Girls #d46


Hymns for Today #90

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Joy and Praise #39

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Joyful Greeting #153

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Singing on the Way #87

Songs for the Wee Ones #d46

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Songs of Glory #30

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Songs of Glory, No.2 #30

Songs of Gratitude #d67

The Children's Hallelujah #d90

The Junior Evangelist #d22

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Voices for Jesus #27

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