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Footsteps of Jesus

Words by Mary B. C. Slade (1826-1882), 1871
Tune: FOOTSTEPS by Asa B. Everett (1828-1875)
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: Irregular
Public Domain
1. 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.
2. Though they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains, Seeking His sheep; Or along by Siloam’s fountains, Helping the weak.
3. If they lead thru the temple holy, Preaching the Word; Or in homes of the poor and lowly, Serving the Lord.
4. Then at last, when on high He sees us, Our journey done, We will rest where the steps of Jesus End at His throne.