If Any Man Follow Christ

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”Matthew 16:24 

Sung in Common Meter (C.M.) to the tune of “Hudson” or “New Britain.” Familiar hymns sung to Hudson and New Britain are “At the Cross” (without the refrain) and “Amazing Grace” respectively. 

If Any Man Follow Christ
by Jon Cardwell 

C.M. 8.6.8.6 

If any man come after Me
Let him deny himself,
And take his cross and follow Me,
The Lord said to the Twelve. 

For whosever wills to save
His life for selfish gain;
Will find that he has lost it all,
Condemn’d to hellish pain. 

Yet, he who does forsake his life
In love for only Christ,
Will find that he has gained instead
Blessed eternal life. 

For what is profited a man
If the world he should gain?
To lose his soul for worldly things
Is not a bless’d exchange. 

In glory shall the Son of man
Return, with angels too;
And judgment will be His reward
Upon all works men do.

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

2 Comments

  1. “For what is profited a man
    If the world he should gain?
    To lose his soul for worldly things
    Is not a bless’d exchange. ”

    What a tragic picture our Lord painted of worldly gain! Once again, you have written beautiful lyrics, brother Jon.

    Many blessings upon you and your family today!

    • Tragic indeed, sister, when worldly gain draws our affections away from Christ.

      Thank you also for your encouraging words. This is another passage of scripture that i do truly love to sing.

      Blessings to you, Robert, and your entire family as well.

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