Footsteps of Jesus

Sweetly, Lord, have we heard thee calling

Author: M. B. C. Slade (1871)
Published in 181 hymnals

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1 Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling,
Come, follow Me!
And we see where Thy footprints falling
Lead us to Thee.

Footprints of Jesus,
That make the pathway glow;
We will follow the steps of Jesus
Where’er they go.

2 Though they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains,
Seeking His sheep;
Or along by Siloam’s fountains,
Helping the weak. [Refrain]

3 If they lead through the temple holy,
Preaching the Word;
Or in homes of the poor and lowly,
Serving the Lord. [Refrain]

4 Though, dear Lord, in Thy pathway keeping,
We follow Thee;
Through the gloom of that place of weeping,
Gethsemane! [Refrain]

5 If Thy way and its sorrows bearing,
We go again,
Up the slope of the hillside, bearing
Our cross of pain. [Refrain]

6 By and by, through the shining portals,
Turning our feet,
We shall walk, with the glad immortals,
Heav’n’s golden street. [Refrain]

7 Then, at last, when on high He sees us,
Our journey done,
We will rest where the steps of Jesus
End at His throne. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing?  Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweetly, Lord, have we heard thee calling
Title: Footsteps of Jesus
Author: M. B. C. Slade (1871)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Footprints of Jesus that make the pathway glow



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #483
The Cyber Hymnal #1581
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Timeless Truths #580


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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #483TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #550TextPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #496TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #462TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #262
Sing Joyfully #467TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1271Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #310
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #685Text
The Cyber Hymnal #1581TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #470TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #317
Timeless Truths #580TextScore
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