Scripture Verse

Follow Me. Matthew 9:9

Introduction

Words: L. L. Her­ron, in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, John S. Hen­dricks et al. (Dall­as, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 229.

Music: Vel­lore L. L. Her­ron, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Her­ron’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I will follow Jesus,
He gently bids me come;
He’s my blessèd master,
And He will lead me home;
I will follow Jesus,
Thro’ sunshine and thro’ rain,
Morning, noon and evening—
O’er mountain, hill or plain.

Refrain

I will follow Jesus,
Yes, follow, follow on;
Follow in His footsteps
Till I receive the crown;
I will follow Jesus
Wherever He may go,
Trusting in His goodness,
He’ll guide me home, I know.

Refrain

I will follow Jesus,
Although the way be steep;
He will be my shepherd,
And I will be His sheep;
I will follow Jesus,
He is my only guide;
In the hour of trial
He’ll help me stem the tide.

Refrain

I will follow Jesus,
To yonder realms above,
Flowing with life’s river,
The land of light and love;
I will follow Jesus,
Till time shall cease to be,
Then I’ll follow Jesus
Throughout eternity.

Refrain