Hymns & Songs

There were two hymns/songs that stood out that are used in this Encouragement Series:

  1. I Have Decided To Follow Jesus
  2. I Came Here To Stay

The verses have been shared below to both of them.

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

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

Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
No turning back, no turning back.

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.

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

Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
No turning back, no turning back.

I Came Here To Stay

Now the champion marched for forty days,
Saying “Give me a man to fight.”
The Israelite said “I’ve got a great heart,
“But my feet are full of fright.”
Then a boy with a sling and a pocket full of rocks,
He had to trust and pray.
He said, “Run if you want to, run if you will,
“But I came here to stay.”

CHORUS:
So run if you want to, run if you will,
But I came here to stay.
If I fall down I’m gonna get right up.
Because I didn’t start out to play.
It’s a battlefield, brother,
Not a recreation room.
It’s a fight, it’s not a game.
So run if you want to, run if you will,
But I came here to stay.

Now the boys wouldn’t bow,
And the king got mad.
He said, “Turn that furnace up high;
“Tie them up, throw them in,
“Those Hebrew boys are gonna fry.”
But a little while later he looked in the furnace,
And he heard brother Shadrach say,
“Just pull up your chair and warm your hands,
“Cuz we came here to stay.”

CHORUS

The decree had been signed by the hand of the king.
Daniel couldn’t talk to his Lord.
The hungry lions were pacing him in:
Here comes supper again.
But if you’da been standing anywhere near,
You’da heard brother Daniel say,
“If you’re talking about me, just forget it, boys,
“Cuz I came here to stay.”

CHORUS

Now in these days there’s a whole lot of Christians,
Who just won’t take their stand.
They try to straddle the fence, and play
Both sides if they can.
But I thank God for those folks I meet,
Who aren’t ashamed to say,
“I’m a fundamental, premillenial, independent Baptist,
“And I’m gonna stay that way.”

CHORUS


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