Scripture Verse

Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? Matthew 16:13


Carolyn W. Gillette

Words: Car­o­lyn W. Gil­lette, 2014.

Music: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Anthony J. Showalter


Jesus asked one day, What do others say?
Who do people tell you that I am?

His disciples said, John—back from the dead,
Or a prophet sent by God’s own hand.


Lord and Savior,
You are the One who bore the cross;
May we follow,
Serving you no matter what the cost.

He said, Tell me, then, who you say I am.
Peter answered, You are God’s own Son.
Jesus said, You Rock! You’re the building block
That my church will be established on.


Jesus told his friends, See how love extends:
I must suffer, die and then be raised.

Peter disagreed: That can never be.
God’s Messiah will know glorious days!


Jesus said to him, Get behind me, then.
Those who cling to life will surely die.
Come and follow me! I will make you free.
Seek God’s kingdom and you’ll find new life.