I Will Follow After You reminds me of the reference to sheep following their shepherds in the bible.
The analogy of sheep and shepherd is used by Abba God often in the Bible.
11 “‘For the Lord Yahweh says: “Behold, I myself, even I, will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered abroad, so I will seek out my sheep. I will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13 I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture; and their fold will be on the mountains of the height of Israel. There they will lie down in a good fold. They will feed on fat pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will cause them to lie down,” says the Lord Yahweh.Ezekiel 34:11-15 WEB
God was, of course, referring to the Israelites during the Exile. He was promising to seek, find and bring them back to their own land. He will feed them, prosper them, and bless them.
What do sheep do if their shepherd is good? They follow him because they know he will lead them to water and pasture. To safety.
I believe that Abba God will do the same for me. I love singing this worship song to the Lord.
I Will Follow After You Lyrics
Words & music by Benjamin Lim and KC Gan Copyright 2002, 2014 New Creation Church Singapore
I will follow after You as long as my soul lives I will lift up my hands unto Thy name, O Lord My mouth shall praise You Because You have been my help In the shadow of Your wings, will I rejoice my Lord Your lovingkindness overwhelms my soul, O Lord And I will bless You I will love You all my life So let me give You glory Pour my life upon Your feet For Your grace and mercy Is more than enough More than enough [repeat] I will meditate on You in the darkest nights Seek Your face O my Lord, in the morning light My soul longs for You In a dry and thirsty land In Your holy sanctuary Will I behold Your face Your loving right hand Guides and covers all my ways And I will love You For You love me all my life So let me give You glory Pour my life upon Your feet For Your grace and mercy Is more than enough More than enough
I Will Follow After You Chords
Verse 1 [G] [D7] [Em] [Bm7] [C2] [G/B] [G] [F] [D] [G] [D7] [Em] [Bm7] [C2] [G/B] [Am7] [D] [G] [G] Verse 2 [G] [D7] [Em] [Bm7] [C2] [G/B] [G] [F] [D] [G] [D7] [Em] [Bm7] [C2] [G/B] [Am7] [D] [G] [G] Chorus [Bm7] [Em] [C] [D] [G] [Bm7] [Em] [F] [D]
The song has been translated into Mandarin by the Hesed Church in Taiwan. Enjoy it if you understand Mandarin.
我會永遠跟隨 我活著的每一天 我會舉起雙手 仰望我主祢名 我的口會讚美 因祢是我幫助 我會歡欣跳舞 在祢的翅膀蔭下 主祢的慈愛 深深澆灌我心田 我會稱頌祢 我會一生愛慕祢 讓我將榮耀歸祢 在祢腳前我獻祭 因祢恩典和憐憫 超乎我所需 超乎所需 我會默想祢名 在無助的黑夜 尋求著祢的面 在晨光出現時 我靈渴想祢 乾旱之地盼著雨 我會仰望祢面 在祢聖潔殿宇 祢慈愛的右手 引導我保護一切 我會愛著祢 因祢愛我到永遠 讓我將榮耀歸祢 在祢腳前我獻祭 因祢恩典和憐憫 超乎我所需 超乎所需
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