Let Me Follow You

I wrote this poem when I was sixteen years old, and recently found it again. I’m not especially proud of the poetry, but I am incredibly grateful for the fact that through the trials and tests of the past several years, God did let me follow Him, and He did not forsake me.

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Let Me Follow You

Take me to a lonely corner

Of this world to do Your work.

Let me give my life away there,

Only let me follow You.

Take me to a lonely island

Where Your name is still unknown.

I will love and teach the gospel,

Only let me follow You.

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Leave me here to do Your work, Lord,

If You want me to be here.

Send me here among the hurting—

Only let me follow You.

Put me through a fiery furnace;

Try my heart, give me a test.

By Your grace I’ll love You greater

As I learn to follow You.

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Let me live and die to serve You,

Any place where You will call

Take away my friends and comforts,

Only let me follow You.

I will give up all things earthly,

For I trust Your steadfast love

Lord, if You will not forsake me,

Call me now to follow You.

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Photo Credit: Abigail Kenaston

Ghana, West Africa

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