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Marisa/Caleb Rexius - I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

Marisa Frantz is a Christian/folk singer from Eugene, OR. This is the best rendition of "I Have Decided To Follow Jesus" that I have ever heard. Caleb Rexius, who was on "American Idol", does an outstanding job on the duet. Wow, I wish I could sing like that.

I did not know the history of this song. It originated in India. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it. Fascinating.

"I Have Decided to Follow Jesus" is a Christian hymn originating from India.

The lyrics are based on the last words of a man in Assam, north-east India, who along with his family was converted to Christianity in the middle of the 19th century through the efforts of a Welsh missionary. Called to renounce his faith by the village chief, the convert declared, "I have decided to follow Jesus." In response to threats to his family, he continued, "Though no one joins me, still I will follow." His wife was killed, and he was executed while singing, "The cross before me, the world behind me." This display of faith i

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