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The edifying words and lyrics of the celebrated hymn begin with "Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling, Come, follow Me" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Footprints of Jesus" hymn were written by its American author Mary Bridges Canedy Slade. The author of the hymn, Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, was born on January 18, 1826 and died on April 15, 1882. The delightful music that accompanies the "Footprints of Jesus" song of praise was composed by Asa Brooks Everett.  The composer of the music to the "Footprints of Jesus" hymn, Asa Brooks Everett, was born on September 1828 and died on September 1875. We have placed "Footprints of Jesus" in the category of Old Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Footprints of Jesus Hymn
Title: Footprints of Jesus *** Name of Composer: Asa Brooks Everett *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Mary Bridges Canedy Slade *** Hymns Category: Old Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "Footprints of Jesus" lyrics, Mary Bridges Canedy Slade (January 18, 1826-April 15, 1882), was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States and achieved fame as a teacher, minister's wife and hymn writer. Mary B. Slade was also assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Footprints of Jesus", Asa Brooks Everett (September 1828-September 1875), was born in Virginia, United States and became famous as a teacher, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Footprints of Jesus
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Mary Bridges Canedy Slade (January 18, 1826 to April 15, 1882)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Asa Brooks Everett (September 1828 to September 1875)
Hymn Category: Old Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling, Come, follow Me"
First Publication Date: 1871


Footprints of Jesus Lyrics

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.

Though they lead o'er the cold, dark mountains,
Seeking His sheep;
Or along by Siloam's fountains,
Helping the weak.


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


Though, dear Lord, in Thy pathway keeping,
We follow Thee;
Through the gloom of that place of weeping,


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


By and by, through the shining portals,
Turning our feet,
We shall walk, with the glad immortals,
Heav'n's golden street.


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


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