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More like Jesus

Steps are before me, dear Savior

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Steps are before me, dear Savior]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Steps are before me, dear Saviour,
Marking the path thou hast trod;
So would my feet be progressing
Upward and onward to God.

Refrain:
More of thy likeness, dear Saviour,
Less of myself I would see;
Born in thine image, and growing
More and more like unto thee.

2 Daily thy work was appointed,
Wrought by no hand but thine own;
So in my field I would labor,
Tho’ it be small and unknown. [Refrain]

3 Burdens were laid on thy shoulders,
Meekly thou suffered the cross;
So would I take up my trials,
Counting them gain and not loss. [Refrain]

4 Not for thyself, but for others,
Living and dying for love;
So would I daily be spending,
Till shall meet thee above. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #57

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Steps are before me, dear Savior
Title: More like Jesus
Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: More of thy likeness, dear Savior

Timeline

Instances

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Joyful Sound #57

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Living Hymns #57

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Our Hymns #47

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Sacred Trio #233

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The Emory Hymnal #137

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The Sacred Trio #233

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