Scripture Verse

Lord, I will follow Thee. Luke 9:61


Words: Fro­nia S. Sa­vage, in Heart Songs, ed­it­ed by Fred­er­ick Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1893), num­ber 67.

Music: Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Frederick A. Fillmore (1856–1925)


I have wan­dered far away,
Savior, from Thy path as­tray;
Like a wea­ry child I come,
Seeking rest and peace in Thee.


I will fol­low Thee, yes, I will fol­low Thee,
Wheresoe’er Thou lead­est I will go;
I will fol­low Thee, yes, I will fol­low Thee,
Follow where Thou lead­est me.

Teach me all Thy grace to know,
As the thor­ny way I go,
Help me curb my stub­born will,
Yielding gent­ly un­to Thee.


There’s no joy apart from Thee,
Long I sought it faith­ful­ly;
Now I give my­self and all,
Give up all and fol­low Thee.