I Have Decided to Follow Jesus Lyrics

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus Lyrics

Author: Unknown

1 I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
I have decided to follow Jesus;
no turning back, no turning back.

2 Though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
though none go with me, I still will follow;
no turning back, no turning back.

3 The world behind me, the cross before me;
the world behind me, the cross before me,
the world behind me, the cross before me;
no turning back, no turning back.

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus Hymn Story

Unfortunately, no one knows for sure the author of this beautiful hymn that continues to bless millions of people worldwide. There are sources that claim that this song originated from India, It is said to be based on the words of an Indian Christian martyr who converted to Christianity in the 19th century.

Apparently, it is based on the last words of this martyr. The words of this martyr were written by Sadhu Sundar Singh

I should however state that this song has gone through various revisions and the present version is a twentieth century version.

It is a song that appeals to everybody from children to old people.

It expresses the desire of all Christians to follow our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Even though we almost always fail to hit the mark we strive through the power of the Holy Spirit to go forward and not turn back.

The cross is always before us as we strive to follow Jesus.

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I Have Decided to Follow Jesus Hymn Video

Here is a video featuring a version of this hymn, “I have decided to follow Jesus”.

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