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The uplifting words and lyrics of the illustrious hymn begin with "Come, follow Me, the Savior spake, All in My way abiding" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Come Follow me" hymn were written by its Polish author Johann Scheffler. The author of the hymn, Johann Scheffler, was born on December 1624 and died on July 9, 167. The joyous music that accompanies the "Come Follow me" song of praise was composed by Johann Hermann Schein.  The composer of the music to the "Come Follow me" hymn, Johann Hermann Schein, was born on January 20, 1586 and died on November 19, 1630. We have placed "Come Follow me" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the lovely lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

Come Follow me Hymn
Title: Come Follow me *** Name of Composer: Johann Hermann Schein *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Johann Scheffler *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "Come Follow me" lyrics, Johann Scheffler (December 1624-July 9, 167), was born in Breslau, Silesia  (a region of Central Europe located mostly in Poland) and achieved fame as a noble, court preacher, Imperial Court physician and hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Come Follow me", Johann Hermann Schein (January 20, 1586-November 19, 1630), was born in Grunhain, Saxony and became famous as a chorister, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Come Follow me
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Johann Scheffler (December 1624 to July 9, 167)
Nationality of Author: Polish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Charles W. Schaeffer translated the hymn from Polish to English in 1896

Name of Composer of Music: Johann Hermann Schein (January 20, 1586 to November 19, 1630)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, follow Me, the Savior spake, All in My way abiding"
First Publication Date: 1668


Come Follow me Lyrics

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.

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.

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.

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 your soul
And lead you to your heavenly goal.

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.

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