1. It is just a step to Jesus,
won’t you take it, friend, tonight?
He is waiting to receive you,
won’t you walk into the light?
With a tenderness eternal,
that is deeper than the sea,
He implores you and invites you,
saying Come, oh, come to Me.
Brother, do not slight His mercy,
’tis so beautiful and sweet,
Take the step that leads to Jesus;
let surrender be complete.
2. It is just a step to Jesus,
if you’ll only take it now;
Breathe a prayer, for He is listening,
whisper silently your vow;
Place your hand in His, confiding;
let Him lead you where He will;
Thro’ the meadows green with verdure,
by the waters cool and still;
Or upon the toilsome mountain,
where the path is rough and steep,
He will ever walk beside you,
and your steps from faltering keep.
3. It is just a step to Jesus;
sinner, won’t you cross the line?
Won’t you let His love so precious
in your life forever shine?
Tho’ the world has charms alluring,
they are like the fading leaf,
And at last will fall and wither,
leaving only pain and grief.
While the joy of serving Jesus,
if you cast your care on Him,
Is a joy no time can tarnish,
nor eternity bedim.
4. It is just a step to Jesus;
do not tarry—come tonight;
Put your hand in His, and follow
in the blessedness of light;
With a full and glad surrender,
put your trust in Him and say,
Where Thou leadest me, O Savior,
I will go and never stray.
Then, relying on His promise,
to be with you evermore,
Walk confidingly beside Him,
till you reach the shining shore.
Display Title: It Is Just a StepFirst Line: It is just a step to JesusTune Title: NU'UANU PALIAuthor: Arthur L. TubbsMeter: 87.87.87 DSource: The Gospel Hymn Book, by Daniel B. Towner (Dayton, Ohio: The Lorenz Publishing Company, 1903), number 90