"Come, Follow Me," Said Christ, the Lord

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1 "Come, follow me," said Christ, the Lord,
"All in my way abiding;
Your selfishness throw overboard,
Obey my call and guiding.
Oh, bear your crosses, and confide
In my example as your guide.

2 "I am the light; I light the way,
A godly life displaying;
I help you walk as in the day;
I keep your feet from straying.
I am the way, and well I show
How you should journey here below.

3 "My heart is rich in lowliness;
My soul with love is glowing;
My lips the words of grace express,
Their tones all gently flowing.
My heart, my mind, my strength, my all
To God I yield; on him I call.

4 "I teach you how to shun and flee
What harms our soul's salvation;
Your heart from ev'ry guile to free,
From sin and its temptation.
I am the refuge of the soul
And lead you to your heavenly goal."

5 Then let us follow Christ, our Lord,
And take the cross appointed
And, firmly clinging to his word,
In suffering be undaunted.
For those who bear the battle's strain
The crown of heavenly life obtain.

Source: Lutheran Worship #379

Author: Johann Scheffler, 1624-77

Used Angelus Silesius as a pen name. See also Angelus Silesius, 1624-1677 Go to person page >

Translator: Charles W. Schaeffer, 1813-96

(no biographical information available about Charles W. Schaeffer, 1813-96.) Go to person page >

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First Line: "Come, follow me," said Christ, the Lord
Title: "Come, Follow Me," Said Christ, the Lord
Author: Johann Scheffler, 1624-77
Translator: Charles W. Schaeffer, 1813-96 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1982.


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