Scripture Verse

Any of you who does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:33

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ab­by N. Ev­er­ett, in Roy­al Gems, ed­it­ed by James R. Mur­ray (Cleve­land, Ohio & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1880), num­ber 163 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Jesus, Savior, blest Redeemer,
All I leave to follow Thee evermore;
What to me is earthly grandeur,
When I’ve Thee whom I adore?
I will sing Thy praises ever,
Till I reach the heav’nly shore;
Jesus, Savior, blest Redeemer,
Thee I’ll follow evermore.

Jesus, Savior, blest Redeemer,
What care I if all forsaken I be,
Since Thou lov’st me and will have me,
Since, my God, Thou leadest me?
Oh, what peace and heav’nly comfort,
Grace and joy I find in Thee;
Jesus, Savior, blest Redeemer,
Thou my hope and joy shall be.

Jesus, Savior, blest Redeemer,
Thou art leading me o’er life’s troubled deep;
May my footsteps never falter:
Help me Thou my faith to keep.
I will doubt Thy mercy never,
Thou wilt guide me to the shore;
Jesus, Savior, blest Redeemer,
Thee I’ll follow evermore.