20. Only a Step

1 Only a step to Jesus!
The door stands open wide,
Forsake thy sin and enter in,
And with thy Lord abide.
This night thy soul is standing
Just outside mercy’s door;
Oh, hear His call, trust Christ for all,
And pass the threshold o’er.

Only a step, only a step,
From darkness into light,
Only a step, only a step,
Oh, take that step tonight.

2 Only a step to Jesus!
He pleads with thee to come,
Oh, enter now, before Him bow,
And rest in peace at home.
So near, so near to safety,
So near the open door—
Alas for those who see it close
To open never more. [Refrain]

3 Only a step He asketh,
How small a thing to do
For Him who died, the Crucified,
For you, for you, for you.
A step to joy from sorrow,
A step to peace from strife,
To heav’n at last, when earth is past,
A step from death to life. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Only a step to Jesus
Title: Only a Step
Author: Emma Smuller Carter
Refrain First Line: Only a step, only a step
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Tune Information
Name: [Only a step to Jesus]
Composer: Rev. James Carter


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