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Step by step the Lord will safely lead us

Step by step the Lord will safely lead us

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Step by step, the Lord will safely lead us]
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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Step by step, the Lord will safely lead us,
If we’re guided by His tender hand;
Step by step, the bread of life He’ll feed us,
If we heed His blest command.

Follow, we’ll follow,
In the way of beauty,
In the path of duty;
Follow Thee, we’ll follow Thee,
Saviour, we will follow Thee.

2 Step by step, our journey will be brighter,
If the right we faithfully pursue;
Step by step, our spirits will be lighter,
If we to the Lord are true. [Refrain]

3 Step by step, we soon will reach the river,
Just between us and our happy home;
Step by step, we’re marching to the Giver
Of eternal life to come. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #31

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Step by step the Lord will safely lead us
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Follow, we'll follow
Copyright: Public Domain


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Joyful Lays #31

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