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Savior, I Follow On

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1 Savior, I follow on,
Guided by thee,
Seeing not yet the hand
That leadeth me.
Hushed be my heart and still;
Fear I no further ill.
Only to meet thy will
My will shall be.

2 Riven the rock for me,
Thirst to relieve,
Manna from heaven falls
Fresh ev'ry eve.
Never a want severe
Causeth my eye a tear,
But thou dost whisper near,
"Only believe."

3 Often to Marah's brink
Have I been brought;
Shrinking the cup to drink,
Help I have sought,
And with the prayer's ascent
Jesus the branch hath rent,
Quickly relief hath sent,
Sweet'ning the draught.

4 Savior, I long to walk
Closer with thee;
Led by thy guiding hand,
Ever to be
Constantly near thy side,
Quickened and purified,
Living for him who died
Freely for me.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #473

Author: Charles S. Robinson

Robinson, Charles Seymour, D.D., was born at Bennington, Vermont, March 31, 1829, and educated at William College, 1849, and in theology, at Union Seminary, New York (1852-53), and Princeton (1853-55). He became Presbyterian Pastor at Troy, 1855; at Brooklyn, 1860; of the American chapel in Paris (France), 1868; and of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, New York, 1870. During 1876-77 he was editor of the Illustrated Christian Weekly. As an editor of hymn-books he has been most successful. His Songs of the Church were published in 1862; Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865; Spiritual Songs, 1878; and Laudes Domini, A Selection of Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, 1884. His Songs for the Sanctuary has probably had a wider sale than any other unoff… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior, I follow on
Title: Savior, I Follow On
Author: Charles S. Robinson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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