Follow My Ways

John 14:15 & Isaiah 55:8-9 (& Luke 5:1-11)

by Raimer Rojas

This song tells the story of Peter and, with the direction of Jesus, his great catch (Luke 5:1-11). This song also highlights two key verses, John 14:15 & Isaiah 55:8-9.

Follow My Ways

original song by Raimer Rojas


verse 1:

Simon and his friends had fished all night

Without a single scaly fish to show, despite

But Jesus spoke to them with a confident dispatch

Put out to deep and let your nets out for a catch

It makes no sense, they thought, for later on we’ll have regrets


verse 2:

Simon knew what Jesus asked was beyond logic

The time and place no fisherman would dare to pick

How can you expect to fish in daylight and deep water?

Unless, this teacher had insight like no other

Yet Simon answered, "If you say so, I’ll let down the nets"


chorus:

If you love me, you will obey My commandments

If you know me, you will trust and follow My ways


verse 3:

When they had done so, they caught a ton of fish

As men of the sea, this had been their greatest wish

Defying practices of experienced fishermen

They came out with the greatest catch there had ever been

But who’s this man who at his command the fish appear?


verse 4:

When Simon Peter saw it, he fell at Jesus’ knees,

"I am a sinful man, go away Lord, I beg you, please!"

Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don’t you be afraid.

From now on you’ll be fishing for men and women instead."

They left their boats, nets and all, and followed him


chorus:

If you love me, you will obey My commandments

If you know me, you will trust and follow My ways


bridge:

For My thoughts are not your thoughts

And your ways are not My ways

For as heaven is higher than the earth

So My ways are higher than your ways

and My thoughts are far beyond your thoughts


chorus:

If you love me, you will obey My commandments

If you know me, you will trust and follow My ways