Savior, I follow on
Savior, I follow on. Charles S. Robinson* (1829-1899).
This hymn of discipleship bears the inscription fom Isaiah 42: 16: ‘And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them’(KJV). Written from the perspective of first person singular, the four stanzas are composed in 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 (or 10.10.12.10). The second half of each stanza is propelled by a rhyming tercet of six syllables each line that is finally resolved by a shorter line of four syllables. Stanza 1 follows:
Savior! I follow on, Guided by...
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