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Stepping in the Light

Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior

Author: E. E. Hewitt (1890)
Tune: [Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior]
Published in 156 hymnals

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1 Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior,
Trying to follow our Savior and King;
Shaping our lives by His blessed example,
Happy, how happy, the songs that we bring.

How beautiful to walk in the steps of the Savior,
Stepping in the light, stepping in the light;
How beautiful to walk in the steps of the Savior,
Led in paths of light.

2 Pressing more closely to Him who is leading,
When we are tempted to turn from the way;
Trusting the arm that is strong to defend us,
Happy, how happy, our praises each day. (Chorus)

3 Walking in footsteps of gentle forbearance,
Footsteps of faithfulness, mercy and love,
Looking to Him for the grace freely promised,
Happy, how happy, our journey above. (Chorus)

4 Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior,
Upward, still upward, we'll follow our Guide;
When we shall see Him, “the King in His beauty,”
Happy, how happy, our place at His side. (Chorus)

Source: Hymns of Faith #412

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior
Title: Stepping in the Light
Author: E. E. Hewitt (1890)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How beautiful to walk in the steps of the Savior
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 100 of 156)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Alleluia: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies in devotional meetings #230Page Scan
Alleluia: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies, in devotional meetings #230Page Scan
Assembly Songs #104
Ausgewahlte Lieder des Evangeliums (Selected Gospel Songs) #d96
Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #123Page Scan
Blessed Assurance #d146
Calvary's Praises #37Page Scan
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d566
Christian Hymns III #d415
Christian Praise #d393
Devotional Hymns #d265
Devotional Hymns #d269
Devotional Hymns #ad269
Devotional Songs #149Page Scan
Dew Drops: comprising new songs, hymns, etc. for young singers #78Page Scan
Epworth Praises: a Collection of Popular Sacred Songs New and Old #d223
Evangel Bells #d115
Evangelaires #d41
Evangelistic songs #d76
Everlasting Praises No. 4 #d134
Falls Creek Songs #d74
Familiar Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #d64
Favorite Hymns No. 2 #d249
Favorite Hymns of Praise #459TextPage Scan
Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #63Page Scan
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d452
Gospel Melodies #d226
Gospel Praises for Use in Meetings of Christian Worship #200Page Scan
Great Hymns of the Faith #313
Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d355
Handy Hymnal #d51
Harvest Hymns #d214
Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d93
Hymn-Songs: for use in the Sunday school, young people's meeting, the church and home #158Page Scan
Hymnal of the Church of God #326
Hymns of Faith #412TextPage Scan
Hymns of Glorious Praise #d422
Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d460
Hymns of Heavenly Harmony #d226
Hymns of Praise Number Two #d254
Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #135Page Scan
Hymns We Love #15Page Scan
Inspirational Songs for Sunday School, Social Worship, Missionary and Evangelistic Work #d265
Inspiring Hymns #306Page Scan
Jehovah's Praise #d223
Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #62Page Scan
Junior Praises for use in junior societies and on special occasions #34Page Scan
Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #26Page Scan
Kingdom Songs #d281
Lasting Hymns: a collection of songs specially designed for every department of worship and suitable for all services of the churches #45Page Scan
Let Everybody Sing #d241
Let Youth Praise Him #d135
Let Youth Praise Him. 2nd ed. #d105
Let Youth Sing #d95
Life and Service Hymns #147Page Scan
Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #175Page Scan
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #23Page Scan
Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals #d169
Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals ... #d169
Look and Live Songs #d118
Loyal Praise: a collection of new and popular hymns for Sunday schools, young people's societies, etc. #26Page Scan
Majestic Hymns #d254
Melodies of Salvation #d165
Melodies of Salvation #d224
Motion Songs for Boys and Girls No.l #d26
New Revival Gems #d58
New Revival Gems: a Small Book with a Big Mission #d60
Old Time Glory #14Page Scan
Old Time Revival #19Page Scan
Old Time Revival Songs #d129
Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d192
Praise and Service #41Page Scan
Praise and Service Songs for Sunday Schools #d233
Praise and Worship (The Nazarene Hymnal) #379
Praise and Worship: hymnal #379
Precious Hymns #d243
Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d257
Radiant Songs: for use in meetings for Christian worship or work #162Page Scan
Redemption songs #158Page Scan
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #295Page Scan
Sacred Selections for the Church #182Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #158Page Scan
School and College Hymnal #d170
Selected Sunday School Songs #d220
Service Songs #d247
Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d226
Sing Hosannas, a Revised and Enlarged Edition of Let Everybody Sing #d266
Singing Glory #d95
Singing Youth #d235
Small Church Music #2614Audio
Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d100
Songs of Faith and Hope #108Page Scan
Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #86Page Scan
Songs of Inspiration #d209
Songs of Life, for Use in the Sunday School ... #d152
Songs of Love and Praise #d199
Songs of Love and Praise No. 2 for use in meetings for christian worship or work #242Page Scan
Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 : For use in Meetings for Christian Worship of Work #57Page Scan
Songs of Praise: Number Two #81Page Scan
Songs of Redemption #d236


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