Where Jesus Goes

Where Jesus goes I'll gladly follow

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Where Jesus goes I'll gladly follow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where Jesus goes I’ll gladly follow,
Thro’ shine or shade, no matter where;
If He has trod the way before me,
I, too, can travel safely there.

Refrain:
Where Jesus goes I’ll gladly follow,
No matter where the path may lead,
O’er thorny way and rugged mountain,
Or in His pleasant pastures feed.

2 Where Jesus goes I’ll gladly follow,
Tho’ ties of earth should broken be;
I know His love is safely guiding
To what is always best for me. [Refrain]

3 Where Jesus goes I’ll gladly follow,
Tho’ heathen lands before me lie;
‘Tis my delight for Him to labor
And in His will to live or die. [Refrain]

4 Where Jesus goes I’ll gladly follow,
Tho’ it may be to Calvary;
For if I here must suffer with Him,
In heaven I His face shall see. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #42

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: Where Jesus goes I'll gladly follow
Title: Where Jesus Goes
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #42

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