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Each Step of the Way

Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way;
Fain would we wander, and oft would we stray;
Keep us from danger, and save us from harm;
Perils surround us; temptations alarm.

Heavenly Shepherd, lead us each day;
Guide us in mercy each step of the way;
Dangers are many, safe is Thy fold;
Gather, O gather, Thy sheep from the cold.

2 Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way;
Teach us Thy mandates, and help us obey;
Sweet are Thine accents and loving Thy voice;
Foll’wing Thy footsteps, Thy flock shall rejoice. [Refrain]

3 Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way;
Guide by Thy counsels, lest foes should dismay;
Green are Thy pastures, O there would we feed;
Down by still waters Thy sheep gently lead. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10937

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the way
Title: Each Step of the Way
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: Heavenly Shepherd, lead us each day
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10937
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #10937

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