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]
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 >