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1095. Only a Step

1 Only a step to Jesus!
Then why not take it now?
Come, and thy sin confessing,
To Him, thy Savior, bow.

Only a step, only a step,
Come, He waits for thee;
Come, and thy sin confessing,
Thou shalt receive a blessing;
Do not reject the mercy
He freely offers thee.

2 Only a step to Jesus!
Believe, and thou shalt live;
Lovingly now He’s waiting,
And ready to forgive. [Refrain]

3 Only a step to Jesus!
A step from sin to grace;
What has thy heart decided?
The moments fly apace. [Refrain]

4 Only a step to Jesus!
Oh, why not come and say,
“Gladly to Thee, my Savior,
I give myself away.” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Only a step to Jesus!
Title: Only a Step
Author: Frances J. Crosby (1873)
Scripture: Revelation 3:20
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (
Refrain First Line: Only a step, only a step
Tune Information
Name: [Only a step to Jesus]
Composer: William H. Doane
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (

MIDI file: Only_a_Step.mid
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