Scripture Verse

Follow Me. John 1:43

Introduction

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Horatio R. Palmer
1834–1907

Words: Ma­ry B. Sleight, in Palm­er’s Sab­bath School Songs, by Ho­ra­tio R. Palm­er (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ad­ams, Black­mer & Ly­on, 1868), num­ber 13.

Music: Ho­ra­tio R. Palm­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Hark! the voice of Jesus calling,
Follow Me, follow Me,
Softly through the silence falling,
Follow, follow Me.
As of old He called the fishers,
When He walked by Galilee,
Still His patient voice is pleading,
Follow, follow Me.

Who will heed the holy mandate,
Follow Me, follow Me,
Leaving all things at His bidding,
Follow, follow Me.
Hark, that tender voice entreating,
Mariners on life’s rough sea,
Gently, lovingly repeating,
Follow, follow Me.

Hearken, lest He plead no longer,
Follow Me, follow Me,
Once again, O hear Him calling,
Follow, follow Me.
Turning swift at Thy sweet summons,
Evermore, dear Christ, would we
For Thy love all else forsaking,
Follow, follow Thee.