Come, Follow Me    

click to enlargeText by John Nicholson (1839-1909)

Original Music by

Samual McBurney (b. 1847)

Arrangement by Lisa Powell

Piano by Lisa Powell









Photo: Forrest Path in "The Grotto" Portland, Oregon by Ed Powell


"Come follow me," the Savior said. Then let us in his footsteps tread,
for thus alone can we be one, with God's own loved, begotten Son.

"Come follow me," a simple phrase, yet truth's sublime effulgent rays
are in these simple words combined to urge, inspire the human mind.

Is it enough alone to know that we must follow him below,
while traveling through this vale of tears? No, this extends to holier spheres.

Not only shall we emulate, his course while in this earthly state,
but when we're freed from present cares, if with our Lord we would be heirs.

We must the onward path pursue, as wider fields expand to view,
and follow him unceasingly, Whatever our lot or sphere may be.

For thrones, dominions, kingdoms, powers, and glory great and bliss are ours,
if we throughout eternity, obey his words, "Come, follow me."