Only a step to Jesus, the door stands open wide

Only a step to Jesus, the door stands open wide

Author: Emma S. Carter
Tune: [Only a step to Jesus]
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1 Only a step to Jesus!
The door stands open wide,
Forsake thy sin and enter in,
And with thy Lord abide.
This night thy soul is standing
Just outside mercy’s door;
Oh, hear His call, trust Christ for all,
And pass the threshold o’er.

Refrain:
Only a step, only a step,
From darkness into light,
Only a step, only a step,
Oh, take that step tonight.

2 Only a step to Jesus!
He pleads with thee to come,
Oh, enter now, before Him bow,
And rest in peace at home.
So near, so near to safety,
So near the open door—
Alas for those who see it close
To open never more. [Refrain]

3 Only a step He asketh,
How small a thing to do
For Him who died, the Crucified,
For you, for you, for you.
A step to joy from sorrow,
A step to peace from strife,
To heav’n at last, when earth is past,
A step from death to life. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #20

Author: Emma S. Carter

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The Gospel Chorus #20

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