Scripture Verse

If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. Mark 8:34

Introduction

Words: Er­nest W. Blan­dy, 1890. Blan­dy, a Sal­va­tion Ar­my officer, wrote this song af­ter choos­ing be­tween a com­fort­a­ble post at an es­tab­lished church, and an al­ter­nate as­sign­ment to the New York Ci­ty wa­ter­front and slum called Hell’s Kitch­en. He chose the lat­ter.

Music: John S. Nor­ris, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Blandy or Norris (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling,
Take thy cross and follow, follow Me.

Refrain

Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow;
I’ll go with Him, with Him, all the way.

I’ll go with Him through the garden,
I’ll go with Him through the garden,
I’ll go with Him through the garden,
I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.

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I’ll go with Him through the judgment,
I’ll go with Him through the judgment,
I’ll go with Him through the judgment,
I’ll go with Him, with Him all the way.

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He will give me grace and glory,
He will give me grace and glory,
He will give me grace and glory,
And go with me, with me all the way.

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