Rise and follow Jesus

Rise and follow Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Rise and follow Jesus]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Rise and follow Jesus; hear his voice today;
To his royal palace follow all the way;
Steps of duty glow with beauty,
When the Lord is near;
Light unfailing, help availing,
Will to thee appear.

Rise, rise, rise and follow Jesus,
Follow ev’ry day;
Rise, rise, rise and follow Jesus,
Follow, follow all the way.

2 Rise and follow Jesus; still he calleth thee;
Take the hand he offers, take his grace so free;
Still befriending and defending,
He will go before;
Peace for sadness, rest and gladness
Granting more and more. [Refrain]

3 Rise and follow Jesus, in his pow’r divine,
Walking where the sunbeams of his Spirit shine;
Jewels winning, songs beginning
Which shall louder swell,
Till, in glory, love’s sweet story
All the ransomed tell. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #20

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rise and follow Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain



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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #82

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New Songs of the Gospel #84

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Sunday School Voices #20

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The Voice of Praise #96

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