"Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spake"
                      by Johann Scheffler, 1624-1677
               Translated by Charles W. Schaeffer, 1813-1896
                              Text From:
                         THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Come, follow me, the Savior spake,
        All in My way abiding;
        Deny yourselves, the world forsake,
        Obey My call and guiding.
        Oh, bear the cross, whate'er betide,
        Take my example for your guide.

        2. I am the Light, I light the way,
        A godly life displaying;
        I bid you walk as in the day,
        I keep your feet from straying.
        I am the Way, and well I show
        How you must sojourn here below.

        3. My heart abounds in lowliness,
        My soul with love is glowing,
        And gracious words my lips express,
        With meekness overflowing.
        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 your soul's salvation,
        Your heart from every 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 who bears not the battle's strain
        The crown of life shall not obtain.

Notes: Hymn #421 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matt. 16:24 Author: Johann Scheffler, 1668, cento Translated by: Charles W. Schaeffer, 1896, alt. Titled: "Mir nach, spricht Christus, unser Held" Composer: J. Hermann Schein, 1628 Tune: "Mach's mit mir, Gott"
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