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Footprints of Jesus

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Refrain:
Footprints of Jesus, leading the way,
Footprints of Jesus, by night and by day;
Sure if I follow, life will be sweet!
Saved by the prints of His wounded feet.

1 They led to Bethany, there's where He stayed;
They led to Gethsemane there's where He prayed;
They led to Calvary, salvation complete,
Saved by the prints of His wounded feet. [Refrain]

2 Once I was lost and He heard my cry;
He left His Father's mansion on high;
He took my burden, and now I can sing
"Glory to God, I'm a child of the King." [Refrain]

3 Daniel saw in Him a great rolling stone;
Isaiah saw Him tread the winepress alone;
If we some day our dear Savior would meet,
Follow the prints of His wounded feet. [Refrain]

4 That's how I know Him, that's why I say,
Jesus is leading me, all the way;
I shall reach Heaven's portals so sweet,
Led by the prints of His wounded feet. [Refrain]

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #230

Author: Lucie Eddie Campbell

Lucie Eddie Campbell, April 30, 1885–January 3, 1963, one of nine children born to parents who were slaves in Mississippi. She moved to Memphis with her mother after her father died when she was two years old. Became first Music Director of newly formed Education arm for the new National Baptist Convention formed in 1916 in Memphis. In 1919 at a NBC convention in Atlantic City, Campbell introduced a young, blind singer, Connie Rosemond, who electrified the delegates with his rendition of Campbell’s first gospel hymn, “Something Within.” Campbell met Rosemond on the famous Beale St in Memphis. She heard a man betting $10 that he could make the blind youngster “get down in the alley” an expression for singing the blues. Th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They led to Bethany, there's where He stayed
Title: Footprints of Jesus
Author: Lucie Eddie Campbell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Footprint of Jesus, leading the way
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Zion #200

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #230

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