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I Have Decided To Follow Jesus - Christian


 
I Have Decided To Follow Jesus
1. First, here's the story behind the song:

* "I Have Decided To Follow Jesus" is a Christian hymn originating from Assam, in north-east India. 
* The lyrics are based on the last words of a man of hindu background who became a disciple of Jesus Christ.
* The man came to believe in Jesus after a Welsh missionary brought the Gospel to him in the 19th century. 
* The village chief of the place where he lived called him to renounce his faith or be killed.
* The man prefered to die rather than to deny Christ. His wife was killed and he became a martyr. 
* He was proclaiming the lyrics of this song while being executed. 
* The composition of the hymn is attributed to the Indian missionary Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889-1929). 
* American hymnist William Jensen Reynolds made a notable arrangement of this hymn in 1959.
* Reynold's version was popularized during Billy Graham's crusades and it's the most spread version.
* The Spanish version of this hymn is called "He decidido seguir a Cristo."

2. Now, the Chords and lyrics (Capo on the 2nd fret):

         C
I have decided to follow Jesus; 
         F               C
I have decided to follow Jesus; 
         C
I have decided to follow Jesus;
            Am   G               C
No turning back...   No turning back.

              C
Though I may wonder, I still will follow; 
              F                    C
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
              C
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
            Am   G               C
No turning back...   No turning back.

            C
The world behind me, the cross before me;
            F                    C
The world behind me, the cross before me;
            C
The world behind me, the cross before me;
            Am   G               C
No turning back...   No turning back.

                C
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
                F                     C
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
                C
Though none go with me, still I will follow;
            Am   G               C
No turning back...   No turning back.

           C
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
           F                  C
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
           C
Will you decide now to follow Jesus?
            Am   G               C
No turning back...   No turning back.
            Am   G               C
No turning back...   No turning back.
 
 
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About the artist behind I Have Decided To Follow Jesus:

Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term "inspirational music") is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. The term is typically used to refer to the Nashville, Tennessee-based pop, rock, and worship Christian music industry, currently represented by artists such as Aaron Shust, Amy Grant, Avalon, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Jars of Clay, Jeremy Camp, MercyMe, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Petra, Rebecca St. James, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, and a host of others. The industry is represented in Billboard Magazine's "Top Christian Albums" and "Hot Christian Songs" charts,[1] and by Radio & Records magazine's Christian AC (Adult Contemporary), Christian CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio), Christian Rock, and Inspirational (INSPO) airplay charts,[2] as well as the iTunes Store's "Christian & Gospel" genre.

The term "Contemporary Christian Music" originated in the late 1960s in reference to the emerging pop and rock "Jesus music", the musical product of the Jesus Movement of the time.[3] The Mind Garage is considered the first Christian Rock band, with documentation going back to 1967 in local media and national magazines and newspapers such as The Village Voice, Billboard and Rolling Stone magazine. The Electric Liturgy (RCA Victor LSP-4319), recorded 1969 and released 1970, was the first Christian Rock album recorded in Nashville in RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studio A, on Music Row which was under the management of Chet Atken. Studio A is now a museum.

There is also a great deal of popular music which lyrically identifies with Christianity but is not normally considered Contemporary Christian Music.[3] For example, many punk, hardcore, and holy hip-hop groups deal explicitly with issues of faith but are not a part of the Nashville industry[citation needed] (e.g., Seattle-based Tooth and Nail Records). Also, several mainstream music artists sometimes deal with Christian themes in their work, such as Creed, Lifehouse, and Switchfoot, but fall outside of the CCM genre though they may receive airplay on CCM radio stations.[3]

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