Follow Me. Matthew 4:19
Words: Fanny Crosby, in Christian Endeavor Hymns, edited by Ira D. Sankey (Boston, Massachusetts, and New York: United Society of Christian Endeavor and Biglow & Main, 1894), number 74. Some hymnals show the lyricist as Ida S. Taylor, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.
Keep step with the Master, whatever betide;
Tho’ dark be the pathway, keep close to your guide;
While foes are alluring, and danger is near,
When walking with Jesus, you’ve nothing to fear.
Keeping step, go bravely forward,
And thy courage still renew;
Daily walk with Christ your Savior,
He will lead you all the journey through.
Keep step with the Master, wherever you go;
Thro’ darkness and shadow, the way He will show;
The light of His presence your path will illume,
And make all the desert a garden of bloom.
Keep step with the Master, nor halt by the way;
Whate’er He commands you, oh, haste to obey!
Arise at His bidding, press on in His might;
While walking with Jesus, you’re sure to be right.