Come Follow me Lyrics
Come, follow Me, the Savior spake,
All in My way abiding;
Deny yourselves, the world forsake,
Obey My call and guiding.
Oh, bear the cross, whate'er betide,
Take My example for your guide.
I am the Light, I light the way,
A godly life displaying;
I bid you walk as in the day,
I keep your feet from straying.
I am the Way, and well I show
How you must sojourn here below.
My heart abounds in lowliness,
My soul with love is glowing,
And gracious words My lips express,
With meekness overflowing.
My heart, My mind, My strength, My all,
To God I yield, on Him I call.
I teach you how to shun and flee
What harms your soul's salvation,
Your heart from every guile to free,
From sin and its temptation.
I am the Refuge of your soul
And lead you to your heavenly goal.
Then let us follow Christ, our Lord,
And take the cross appointed
And, firmly clinging to His Word,
In suffering be undaunted.
For who bears not the battle's strain
The crown of life shall not obtain.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Come Follow me", Johann Hermann Schein (January 20, 1586-November 19, 1630), was born in Grunhain, Saxony and became famous as a chorister, musician and composer.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Come Follow me
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Johann Scheffler (December 1624 to July 9, 167)
Nationality of Author: Polish
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Charles W. Schaeffer translated the hymn from Polish to English in 1896
Name of Composer of Music: Johann Hermann Schein (January 20, 1586 to November 19, 1630)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, follow Me, the Savior spake, All in My way abiding"
First Publication Date: 1668