Scripture Verse

Follow Me. Matthew 4:19

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

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.

Music: Will­iam A. Og­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William A. Ogden (1841–1897)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain