Scripture Verse

Lord, I will follow Thee. Luke 9:61


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

Music: Law­son James L. El­gin­burg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of El­gin­burg (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.


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.


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


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


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.