This worship song I Will Follow After You reminds me of the reference to sheep following their shepherds in the bible.
I was referring to God’s declaration in Ezekiel 34.
11 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.Ezekiel 34:11-15
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.
Lyrics for I Will Follow After You
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
This worship song can be found in the Anthem of Grace Worship Album.
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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