Follow me, follow me, leave your homes and family,
Leave your fishing nets and boats upon the shore.
Leave the seed you have sown, leave the crops you have grown,
Leave the people you have known and follow me.
The foxes have their holes, and the swallows have their nests,
But the Son of Man has no place to lie down,
I do not offer comfort, I do not offer wealth.
But in me will all happiness be found
If you would follow me, you must leave old ways behind.
You must take my cross and follow on my path.
You may be far from loved ones,
You may be far from home,
But my Father will welcome you at last
Although I go away you will never be alone
For the Spirit will be there to comfort you.
Though all of you may scatter each follow his own path,
Still the spirit of love will lead you home