Lord, I will follow Thee.@Luke 9:61

James L. Elginburg, in The Tribute of Praise, edited by Eben Tourjée (Boston, Massachusetts: Congregational Publishing Society, 1871), number 642.

Lawson James L. Elginburg (🔊 pdf nwc).

I will follow Thee, my Savior,
Wheresoe’er my lot may be.
Where Thou goest I will follow;
Yes, my Lord, I’ll follow Thee.

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I will follow Thee, my Savior,
Thou didst shed Thy blood for me;
And though all men should forsake me,
By Thy grace I’ll follow Thee.

Though the road be rough and thorny,
Trackless as the foaming sea;
Thou hast trod this way before me,
And I’ll gladly follow Thee.

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Though I meet with tribulations,
Sorely tempted though I be;
I remember Thou wast tempted,
And rejoice to follow Thee.

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Though Thou lead’st me through affliction,
Poor, forsaken though I be;
Thou wast destitute, afflicted,
And I only follow Thee.

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Though to Jordan’s rolling billows,
Cold and deep, Thou leadest me,
Thou hast crossed the waves before me,
And I still will follow Thee.

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