To Follow the Lord and Find Freedom

This hymn about the aspects of the Christian vocation appears to be from India.   One website attributes it to Elsy Mathew, but does not provide any more information about him/her.

It is included in lists of songs used at some English-speaking schools in India: 
  • https://www.materdeischool.in/school-song.aspx
  • http://www.shcsjagadhri.org/Prayers-Hymns.aspx
  • http://www.lfsharraiya.in/publication/diary.php
There are some other websites which refer to it being used at youth and religious-order events.

One book says it is number 410 in "Pray Sing" - which is likely this book from Don Bosco Publications (available for purchase in India).

No source of sheet music has been found.  But videos on YouTube suggest that it is used in various places. 

Downloads


Examples


Music group with guitar and keyboard, recorded live in a church service:



Music group with backing track and wind-instrument:


Lyrics

To follow the Lord and find freedom,
To love as he loved and bring peace,
To spend our lifetime for his kingdom,
To want it to grow and increase.

To search for the truth never ceasing.
To look for a star in the night.
To knock at the door never tiring.
To wait eagerly for his light.

To walk hand in hand with each other,
To share with the burdened their pain,
To comfort the people who suffer,
To help those in need for no gain.

To sense how oppressed are the poorest,
To struggle for justice and right,
To stand for the truth and be honest.
To die to oneself in the fight.


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To follow the Lord and find freedom,
To love as he loved and bring peace,
To spend our lifetime for his kingdom,
To want it to grow and increase.

To search for the truth never ceasing.
To look for a star in the night.
To knock at the door never tiring.
To wait eagerly for his light.

To walk hand in hand with each other,
To share with the burdened their pain,
To comfort the people who suffer,
To help those in need for no gain.

To sense how oppressed are the poorest,
To struggle for justice and right,
To stand for the truth and be honest.
To die to oneself in the fight.

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