Wherever you go, I will go

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Wherever you go, I will go,
Wherever you dwell, I will dwell;
Your people will be my people,
And your God will be my God.
Wherever you go, I will go,
Wherever you dwell, I will dwell;
Your people will be my people,
And your God will be my God.
Wherever you die, I will die;
And there will I be buried.
Jehovah do to me, and more as well,
If anything but death parts me from you.
Jehovah do to me, and more as well,
If anything but death parts me from you.
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Anonymous

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Wherever the Lord goes, I will go.


Grace Tang

Taipei, Taiwan

We enjoyed the story of Ruth and Boaz at our children's meeting, and I was being reminded of this hymn. May this be my prayer too, follow the Lord till the end of my journey.


William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Lead me where You want me be go. Keep me where You want me to stay.

Lord Jesus, I still love You.


Joseph Quigley

Tomakin, NSW, Australia

This is a very poignant tune. The story is a great example of faithful love. However let us not forget that Ruth is a young non-Jewish widow insisting that no matter what happens to her and widowed mother-in-law Naomi she will accompany her back to Jewish territory, as it happens to Bethlehem in Judah. This is the antithesis of stories we read about jealous and envious mothers-in-law and their daughters-in-law. It's ironic that it is often played at weddings. It is not about conjugal love. It's about faithfulness within the extended family.


Ellen Chuma Salupito

Windhoek, Northern Province, Namibia

The story of Ruth and Naomi taught me a great lesson of love. Where You go I will go and where You dwell I will dwell.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.

Amen


Desiree Pajarillo

Nueva Ecija, Jaen, Philippines

I love this song. Oh Lord Jesus, Amen.


Melody

Columbus, OH, United States

Wherever you go, I will go!


Edie Holliday

High Top, WV, United States

I hear these words. I hear the music 🎶. Do you? I hope so 😊


IrisCrystal Seok

South Korea

With relation to this scriptural song from Ruth in the Old Testament, I’d like share one of the forerunner’s messages in our path of pursuing the Lord. When I encountered it many years ago, it was a deep night I’d been passing through under the Lord’s sovereignty, and that touching moment in the Lord and the unforgettable message from that brother along with another message of ‘consecration’ in “Experience of Life” and ‘the principle of Nazarite’ in “Priesthood” with relation to Numbers chapter 6, was deeply inscribed in a believer’s being accordingly, as a kind of guidepost for gauging own genuine spiritual authenticity. It reads:

In the Lord’s recovery, should we take the way of the judges to be powerful and to do a great work? If we take the way of the judges instead of the way of Life, whatever we accomplish will mean nothing. Not one judge was a forefather of Christ. The judges had nothing to do with keeping the line in humanity to bring in God in His incarnation. It was Ruth and Boaz who participated in keeping this line. However, they did not fight a war; they did not exercise any power.

It is crucial for us to see that only Life can bring Christ forth. Only Life can keep the lineage, maintaining the thin line to bring God into humanity, to produce Christ and to minister Christ and to supply the entire human race with Christ. This was done not by the judges but by Ruth and Boaz, who took the way of Life.

In the Lord’s recovery, I have very much promoted the gaining of the increase, but I do not mean that we should try to gain the increase by being a Samson or a Gideon. I would rather have no increase and keep my genuineness in Life. I would rather be without any power, without any result from the work, and remain in the line that brings forth Christ out of eternity into time, that brings forth Christ with His divinity into humanity. ( — from the Life-Study of Ruth)

Thank you very much for sharing this song on this web and I'm sorry about not being able to share such a beautiful vocal song of this hymn sung by some brothers and sisters!


李 菲 麗

United States

In this new year,this hymn has reminded me what is my goal, my direction and NOT to be swerved and diverted from God. Ruth chose the goal of participating with God’s elect in the enjoyment of Christ, and she even became a top ancestor of Christ who helped bring forth Christ into mankind. This was more than just a resolution on the part of the Moabite widow; it was a GOAL, a CHOOSING. Ruth chose God and His kingdom for the carrying out of God’s economy concerning Christ. Hallelujah for such a goal and for such a person choosing this goal! O Lord Jesus! May I be such a person!