Follow On

Words by W. O. Gushing Music by Robert Lowry

"Down in the valley with my Saviour I would go
Where the flowers are blooming and the sweet waters flow.”

"I wrote this hymn in 1878,”the Rev. W. O. Cushing tells me. ”Longing to give up all for Christ who had given his life for me, I wanted to be willing to lay everything at his feet, with no wish but to do his will, to live henceforth only for his glory. Out of this feeling came the hymn, ' Follow On.' It was written with the prayer and the hope that some heart might by it be led to give up all for Christ. Much of the power and usefulness of the hymn, however, are due to Mr. Lowry, who put it into song."