Scripture Verse

Whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27

Introduction

Words: Blanche Thorne­ly, 1910.

Music: George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
George C. Stebbins
1846–1945

Lyrics

Who will My disciple be?
’Tis the Master’s voice again;
Follow thou Me! Follow thou Me!
I will make you fishers of men.

Refrain

I will follow Thee, I will follow Thee;
I will obey, help me, I pray;
I will follow, follow Thee.

Who would My disciple be?
He will My commandments keep;
Lovest thou Me? Lovest thou Me?
Feed My lambs and feed My sheep.

Refrain

I would Thy disciple be;
Cleanse me, Lord, from secret sin;
Cleanse me, I pray; send me today—
Send me forth some soul to win.

Refrain

I will Thy disciple be;
Serve Thee, Master, love Thee, Friend;
Teach me, I pray; I will obey,
Love and serve Thee to the end.

Refrain