Following Jesus

The way to heaven will brighter grow

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [The way to heaven will brighter grow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The way to heav’n will brighter grow,
Following, following Jesus;
The way to others we may show,
Following, following Jesus.

Refrain:
Following Jesus day by day,
Walking in His footsteps all the way;
Never from His fold to go astray,
Following, following Jesus.

2 How sweet the fellowship will be,
Following, following Jesus;
His life of beauty we shall see,
Following, following Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Our way will lie by waters still,
Following, following Jesus;
Peace and undisturbed our days shall fill,
Following, following Jesus. [Refrain]

4 If seeming ill to us shall come,
Following, following Jesus;
It will but lead us nearer home,
Following, following Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #87

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The way to heaven will brighter grow
Title: Following Jesus
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Following Jesus day by day
Copyright: Public Domain

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