Composer: A. Brooks Everett

Asa B. Everett (1828-1875) Born: 1828, Vir­gin­ia. Died: Sep­tem­ber 1875, near Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see. Everett orig­in­al­ly planned to be a do­ctor, but went in­to mu­sic in­stead. He stu­died in Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts, and Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny. He wrote ma­ny Gos­pel songs, and ed­it­ed The Scep­tre (New York: Big­low & Main, 1871). His bro­thers were also com­pos­ers, Ben­ja­min Holden Everett and Leonard C. Ev­er­ett. His compositions include: Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Loved One, Fare­well Richmond There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door is Standing? — Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: A. Brooks Everett (1871)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 33332 16655 31233
Key: E♭ Major/e♭ minor
Copyright: Public Domain


Footsteps of Jesus

Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling,
Come, follow Me!
And we see where Thy footprints falling
Lead us to Thee.

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