One Step at a Time

It would not do for me to know

Author: Lydia Shivers Leech
Tune: [It would not do for me to know]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It would not do for me to know,
God’s thot’s and plans divine;
His way is best to lead me on,
Just one step at a time.

Just one step at a time, dear Lord,
My hand held close in Thine;
Lead Thou me on to heights sublime,
Just one step at a time.

2 Sometimes I falter ‘neath the cares,
And burdens of the day;
But Thou wilt guide, if I in faith,
Trust each step of the way. [Refrain]

3 So I’ll not question “How” or “Why,”
But with my hand in Thine;
Trust Thy unfailing love to lead,
Just one step at a time. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #90

Author: Lydia Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It would not do for me to know
Title: One Step at a Time
Author: Lydia Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just one step at a time, dear Lord
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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