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O I love to think of Jesus, as he journeyed to and fro

O I love to think of Jesus, as he journeyed to and fro

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [O I love to think of Jesus] (Ogden)
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, I love to think of Jesus,
As He journey’d to and fro,
O’er the barren hills of Judah,
In the ages long ago,
How He heal’d the wayside beggar,
How He made the leper whole,
How in love He lit the altar,
On the sin polluted soul.

I will follow where He leadeth,
I will pasture where He feedeth,
I will follow, follow, follow all the way,
I will follow Jesus ev’ry day.

2 Oh, I love to think of Jesus,
And His praises I would tell,
How he gave the living water
To the woman at the well,
How He filled the empty vessels,
At the marriage feast that day,
How He spake the word of comfort
To the poor who throng’d this way. [Refrain]

3 Oh, I love to think of Jesus,
As He walk’d upon the wave,
How the elements obeyed Him,
When the mighty word He gave,
Speak the word now to my spirit,
Lord, thy blessed peace be still;
I would follow where Thou leadest,
I would magnify Thy will. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #12

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O I love to think of Jesus, as he journeyed to and fro
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: I would follow where he leadeth
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Excellent Songs for the Church and Sunday School #76

Inspiring Hymns #104

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Praises #132

Service in Song #d109

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The Gospel Hymnal for Sunday school and church work #146

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #209

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #12

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