Come into the streets with me!

Come into the streets with me!

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: SEE SAW SACCARA DOWN
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Come into the streets with me!
Come to where the crowds will be,
see a strange and gentle king
on a donkey travelling.
[Refrain:]
Come and follow my leader,
come and follow my leader,
Jesus Christ is riding by,
come and follow my leader!

2 All the people shout his name,
waving branches, sing his fame,
throw their coats upon his road,
glad to praise the Son of God. [Refrain]

3 If the soldiers draw their swords,
will we dare to sing these words,
be his friends for just a day,
cheer him on, then run away? [Refrain]

4 Jesus goes where things are rough,
Jesus knows when life is tough,
always comes to us, his friends,
so his story never ends. [Refrain]

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come into the streets with me!
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with refrain
Refrain First Line: Come and follow my leader
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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