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Wherever He Leads I'll Go

"Take up thy cross and follow me." I heard my Master say

Author: B. B. McKinney
Published in 42 hymnals

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Author: B. B. McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Wor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "Take up thy cross and follow me." I heard my Master say
Title: Wherever He Leads I'll Go
Author: B. B. McKinney
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wherever He leads I'll go
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Tu cruz yo toma y ven tras mí" by Marjorie Caudill
Copyright: © 1936, Renewal 1964, Broadman Press.



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #285

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #437

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #491

Hymns of Faith #401

Hymns of the Christian Life #261


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #441

RitualSong #810

Sacred Songs of the Church #468

Sing Joyfully #543

Songs of Faith and Praise #675

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #331

The Celebration Hymnal #598

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #367

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #199

Yes, Lord! #370

Include 27 pre-1979 instances
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