I'll Follow Thee

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O blessed Saviour, be my guide,
And keep me ever near thy side;
For this I know, where'er it be,
I can with safety follow thee.

I'll follow thee, I'll follow thee,
No matter where thou leadest me;
Thro' time and thro' eternity,
My Saviour, I will follow thee.

2 Tho' skies may be as dark as night,
I'll trust in thee, my Lord, my light;
For at thy voice the shadows flee,
And I with joy will follow thee. [Chorus]

3 Tho' fortune frowns tho' riches fly,
Tho' friends with coldness pass me by,
Then, knowing thou art true to me,
My all in all, I'll follow thee. [Chorus]

4 And when I reach my journey's end,
I'll trust in thee, my dearest Friend;
I'll hear thee saying, "Come with me,"
Then I will gladly follow thee. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #24

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: O blessed Savior, be my guide
Title: I'll Follow Thee
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll follow Thee, I'll follow Thee
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light in the Valley #24

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