Come, Follow Me
Text 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
for thus alone can we be one, with God's own loved, begotten Son.
"Come follow me," a simple phrase, yet truth's sublime
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
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
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."