Down in the valley with my Savior I would go

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Down in the valley with my Savior I would go,
Where the flowers are blooming and the sweet waters flow;
Everywhere He leads me I would follow, follow on,
Walking in His footsteps till the crown be won.
  Follow! follow! I would follow Jesus!
Anywhere, everywhere, I would follow on!
Follow! follow! I would follow Jesus!
  Everywhere He leads me I would follow on!
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Down in the valley with my Savior I would go,
Where the storms are sweeping and the dark waters flow;
With His hand to lead me I will never, never fear,
Dangers cannot fright me if my Lord is near.
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Down in the valley, or upon the mountain steep,
Close beside my Savior would my heart ever keep;
He will lead me safely in the path that He has trod,
Up to where they gather in the rest of God.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

“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.” - Sankey's Story of the Gospel Hymns

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Cushing was known as a noble, sweet, spiritual Christian gentleman to those who knew him. Those who met him were inspired by him and loved him. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin

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In the original stanza 3, "heart" is "soul" and "in the rest of God" is "on the hills of God."

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These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. (Rev 14:4 NKJ)


Machez Enendu

Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway

This song shows that as long as God is leading you in any situation (remember Joseph in Egypt), God will always protect you. We should always walk with Him, obey and remove fear of anything.


Sonia Phillipson-davis

Stony Hill, Kingston, Jamaica

It's my first time hearing this melody too Rosita, but like Geraldine and Nelly I hope it will be my anthem until I have come to the end of this life. There is nothing safer than to follow the Creator. He knows best.


Geraldine Hursey

Granite City, Il., United States

That song kept coming to my mind today. I was about 25 years old and I sang that song and now I am 84 years old and it still is the prayer of my heart.


Ananda Kishore Das

New Delhi, Delhi, India

I remember this hymn from my school days at Julien Day School Ganganagar, West Bengal, India. We sang this hymn among others at Sunday service at our School Church. I was in the Grade 4 in school then in 1981. Very old and sweet memories.


Daniel Mathew Jasper

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

I heard it the time it was translated into Tamil. Glorious hymn.


Rosita Enriquez

Anaheim, United States

First time to hear this song, it's beautiful. What have we to fear down in the valley when we go with our Savior Jesus! As long as we have His dear presence, the smile of His face, that's all that matters. Glad sister Nelly enjoyed it.


Nelly Murriello

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I am over 80 and this was one of my favourites when I was young and we sung it at Sunday School. I couldn't remember the letter quite well and I am thrilled I found it.