Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in His steps.@1 Peter 2:21
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Asa B. Everett (1828-1875)

Mary B. Slade, in The Amaranth, by Atticus G. Haygood & Rigdon M. McIntosh (Nashville, Tennessee: 1871).

Asa B. Everett (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Mary B. Slade (1826-1882)

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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Footprints of Jesus,
That make the pathway glow;
We will follow the steps of Jesus
Where’er they go.

Though they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains,
Seeking His sheep;
Or along by Siloam’s fountains,
Helping the weak.

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If they lead through the temple holy,
Preaching the Word;
Or in homes of the poor and lowly,
Serving the Lord.

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Though, dear Lord, in Thy pathway keeping,
We follow Thee;
Through the gloom of that place of weeping,
Gethsemane!

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If Thy way and its sorrows bearing,
We go again,
Up the slope of the hillside, bearing
Our cross of pain.

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By and by, through the shining portals,
Turning our feet,
We shall walk, with the glad immortals,
Heav’n’s golden street.

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Then at last when on high He sees us,
Our journey done,
We will rest where the steps of Jesus
End at His throne.

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