He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.@John 8:12

Helen H. Miller, 1920. Miller and Douglas met at a YWCA conference at the Silver Bay Association at Lake George in New York’s Adirondacks. This song, inspired by Alfred Tennyson’s poem Merlin and the Gleam, about the quest for the Holy Grail, came out of their meeting. It won the 1920 Silver Bay Prize at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.

Sallie H. Douglas, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

To the knights in the days of old,
Keeping watch on the mountain height,
Came a vision of Holy Grail
And a voice through the waiting night:
Follow, follow, follow the gleam;
Banners unfurled o’er all the world;
Follow, follow, follow the gleam
Of the chalice that is the Grail.

And we who would serve the King,
And loyally Him obey,
In the consecrate silence know
That the challenge still holds today,
Follow, follow, follow the gleam
Standards of worth o’er all the earth;
Follow, follow, follow the gleam
Of the Light that shall bring the dawn.

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The Holy Grail
Dante G. Rossetti (1828-1882)