Keep stepping

Though the path seems dreary

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Though the path seems dreary]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ the path seems dreary,
Tho’ your feet grow weary,
Still be bright and cheery,
Keep stepping, little soldiers.

Left, right, left, right,
Keep stepping, little soldiers;
Let come what may, left, right,
Keep stepping, little soldiers.

2 Purer, sweeter growing,
Hearts with love o’erflowing,
Colors proudly showing,
Keep stepping, little soldiers. [Refrain]

3 He whose side was riven,
He whose life was given,
Guides you safe to heaven,
Keep stepping, little soldiers. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #65

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the path seems dreary
Title: Keep stepping
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Left right, left right
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