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118. One Step into Canaan

1. It is only a step into Canaan, brother,
Then why do you idly stand?
You are waiting today on its borders, brother,
You are viewing the promised land;
The land that was long ago given, brother,
To Abraham, faithful and true;
The land which by faith we inherit, brother,
Just over the line waits for you.

2. You have eaten the 'heavenly manna,' brother,
Its taste is both pleasant and sweet;
You have drunk of the 'Rock' Christ Jesus, brother,
That followed your wand'ring feet.
But this is a land of plenty, brother,
Abounding in corn and wine;
Say, will you not cross o'er its borders, brother?
One step, and it all shall be thine.

3. Take Christ as your perfect salvation, brother,
Believe—you shall surely be blessed;
Accept all that Jesus has promised, brother,
And enter this land of rest.
Then fear not the strong-walled cities, brother,
And fear not the Anakims tall;
Our 'Joshua' goeth before us, brother,
And Jericho surely shall fall.

4. 'Tis faith that obtains the possession, brother,
By faith we are kept on our way;
Just trusting him, moment by moment, brother,
Brings victory, day after day.
Praise God for the glorious soul-rest, brother,
From inward pollution made free;
Praise God for this wondrous salvation, brother,
'Twas purchased for you and for me.

It is only a step into Canaan,
This land of the corn and the wine;
It is only a step into Canaan,
One step, and it all shall be thine.

Text Information
First Line: It is only a step into Canaan, brother
Title: One Step into Canaan
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1918
Topic: Evangelistic: Invitation; Sanctification
Refrain First Line: It is only a step into Canaan
Copyright: Copyright, 1918, by A. L. Byers
Tune Information
Name: [It is only a step into Canaan, brother]
Composer: A. L. Byers

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