Scripture Verse

Follow Me. John 1:43


Words: Wal­ter Hawk­ins, in Al­le­lu­ia, ed­it­ed by Frank­lin L. Shep­pard (Phil­a­delphia, Penn­syl­vania: Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­c­ation, 1915), num­ber 165.

Music: Ska­ra Bare J. Her­bert Cle­worth (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hawk­ins or Cle­worth (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Earth’s ten thousand voices
Daily rise and fall;
But there’s one within me
Clearer than them all.
’Tis the voice of Jesus;
And I do not know
When its tones first sounded,
’Tis so long ago.

As the days of childhood
Happily have sped,
Oft the voice has thrilled me:
Follow Me! it said.
Either in the accents
Of authority,
Or of love sore wounded,
As from Calvary.

Speak, Thy servant heareth;
Speak whate’er Thou wilt;
Let me know Thy mercy;
Let me know my guilt.
Conquer my perverseness;
Cure me of delay;
Save me, Lord and Savior,
Save—this very day.