Why we sing “I have decided to follow Jesus”

Originally posted by Cripplegate and written by Jesse Johnson.

This was posted on facebook (in my “Memory” list and after reading it again, knew this is something that should be shared with my friends on the blog.  I remember learing “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” at Bible camp around 1970 but didn’t know the story behind the song. It is amazing.

I have decided to follow Jesus” is a polarizing hymn. Made popular by the Billy Graham crusades, it is inseparable from the concept of altar calls and emotional pleading. For some, it stands as a …

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