Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spake
Johann Scheffler, 1668, v.4 by unknown, 1704;
|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,
3. My heart abounds in lowliness,
|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. But if too hot you find the fray,
6. Who seeks to find his soul's welfare
|7. 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.