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Posted:  04 Apr 2010 04:53
I need the lyrics for the hymn "I travel down a lonely road and no one seems to care
Posted:  04 Apr 2010 21:15
Follow Me by Ira Stanphill

1 I traveled down a lonely road And no one seemed to care;
The burden on my weary back Had bowed me to despair,
I oft complained to Jesus How folks were treating me,
And then I heard Him say so tenderly,
"My feet were also weary, Upon the Calv'ry road;
The cross became so heavy, I fell beneath the load,
Be faithful weary pilgrim, The morning I can see,
Just lift your cross and follow close to me."

2. "I work so hard for Jesus" I often boast and say,
"I've sacrificed a lot of things To walk the narrow way,
I gave up fame and fortune, I'm worth a lot to Thee,"
And then I hear Him gently say to me.
"I left the throne of glory And counted it but loss,
My hands were nailed in anger Upon a cruel cross,
But now we'll make the journey With your hand safe in mine,
So lift your cross and follow close to me.

3. Oh, Jesus if I die upon A foreign field some day,
'Twould be no more than love demands No less could I repay,
"No greater love hath mortal man Than for a friend to die"
These are the words He gently spoke to me,
"If just a cup of water I place within your hand
Then just a cup of water Is all that I demand,"
But if by death to living They can thy glory see,
I'll take my cross and follow close to thee.
Posted:  21 Aug 2010 05:14
Where can i get the sheet music for this song?
Posted:  12 Sep 2010 13:18
I think that this hymn is in a (green) hymnal called melodies of praise.  If this is right than the Song Deeper Deeper is one page 19.  Bear in mind I was all of 12 remembering this several decades ago. LOL!!
Posted:  02 Oct 2010 02:22
I used to play it on the piano while my mom and her friend sang a duet in our little baptist church in the sixties.  would love the sheet music!
Posted:  29 Aug 2011 11:47
watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVcj4czIHXk&am ...
Posted:  12 Jul 2013 09:32
Is in some of the old Songs of Inspiration books
Posted:  12 Jul 2013 09:33
BTW  the title is "Follow Me"
Posted:  12 Jul 2013 20:08
The sheet music for this is available from Music Notes.  There are several songs with the same title "follow me" but you can see additional info for each.  I found it to be the third one down on the list.  Also transposable after purchase.
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