Only a step

Why should I worry about the way

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Why should I worry about the way]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Why should I worry about the way,
Tho’ only one step I see?
Jesus is with me by night and day,
His light is enough for me.

Only one step; only one step;
That is enough to see;
When He is near there is nothing to fear,
For Jesus is guiding me.

2 Why should I tremble tho’ storms betide,
And cause all my song to flee;
Jesus, my Saviour, is at my side,
My song will return to me. [Refrain]

3 Why should I sigh thro’ the valley drear,
When shadows of evening fall;
Christ, my Redeemer, will still be near
And he is my All in all. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #217

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: Why should I worry about the way
Title: Only a step
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Only one step
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Gospel Songs and Solos #d140

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #217

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