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]
Published in 1 hymnal

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 A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

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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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