Only one step to Jesus

Only one step to Jesus

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [Only one step to Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only one step to Jesus, from darkness into light;
Only one step to Jesus, from weakness into might.

Refrain:
Only one step, only one step;
That is not far to Jesus!
Only one step, only one step:
Then why not take it now?

2 Only one step to Jesus, from self with all its pride;
Only one step to Jesus, the meek One crucified. [Refrain]

3 Only one step to Jesus, from death forevermore;
Only one step to Jesus, on life’s immortal shore. [Refrain]

4 Only one step to Jesus; the Spirit calls today.
Only one step to Jesus, O grieve him not away! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #33

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

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First Line: Only one step to Jesus
Author: Franklin E. Belden

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Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #33

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