Who will follow Jesus, standing for the right

Who will follow Jesus, standing for the right

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Who will follow Jesus?] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 26 hymnals

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1. Who will follow Jesus,
Standing for the right,
Holding up His banner
In the thickest fight?
Listening for His orders,
Ready to obey,
Who will follow Jesus,
Serving Him today?

Refrain
Who will follow Jesus?
Who will make reply,
I am on the Lord’s side;
Master, here am I?
Who will follow Jesus?
Who will make reply,
I am on the Lord’s side;
Master, here am I?

2. Who will follow Jesus,
In life’s busy ways,
Working for the Master,
Giving Him the praise;
Earnest in His vineyard,
Honoring His laws,
Faithful to His counsel,
Watchful for His cause? [Refrain]

3. Who will follow Jesus
When the tempter charms?
Fleeing then, for safety,
To the Savior’s arms;
Trusting in His mercy,
Trusting in His power,
Seeking fresh renewals
Of His grace each hour? [Refrain]

4. Who will follow Jesus,
In His work of love,
Leading others to Him,
Lifting prayers above?
Courage, faithful servant!
In His Word we see,
On our side forever
Will this Savior be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7714

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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