We changed the Australian place names in this song to make it local. If you live in Wolverhampton or the Black Country, do buy the CD, use the instrumental version of the song and sing along. I changed the names having just arrived in Wolverhampton, not realising that there’s a large regional hospice at Compton and many nursing homes and a psychiatric hospital in Penn.
Follow the Saviour
1. Grown ups from Wolverhampton
Kids from Blakenhall
Mums and dads from Wednesbury
Folks from Merry Hill
Follow the Saviour, Jesus the King
Glorify the Lord of everyone and everything.
2. Sinners from Upper Gornal
Saints from Monmore Green
Though your sins be red as scarlet
God can wash you clean
3. To the sad ones in Penn and Compton
The weak in Parkfields west
Jesus calls, ‘Come take my yoke
And I will give you rest.’
4. The proud, the poor, the sick, the rich,
To all across the land
Everlasting hope is yours
If you’ll just take his hand.