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-and-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.