Light for one step more

What though before me it is [be] dark

Tune: [What though before me it is dark]
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 What though before me it is dark,
Too dark for me to see;
I ask but light for one step more,
'Tis quite enough for me.
Each little humble step I take,
The gloom clears from the next;
So though 'tis very dark beyond,
I never am perplexed.

Chorus:
One step more one step more,
I ask but light for one step more;
So tho' 'tis very dark beyond,
I ask but light for one step more.

2 And, if sometimes in the mist hangs close,
So, close I fear to stray,
Patient I wait a little while,
And soon it clears away.
I would not see my future,
For mercy veils it so;
My present steps might harder be
Did I the future know. [Chorus]

3 Perhaps my path is very short,
My journey nearly done,
And I might tremble at the thought
Of ending it so soon.
Or, if I saw a weary length
Of road that I must wend,
Fainting, I'd say, "My feeble powers
Will fail me at the end." [Chorus]

4 And so I do not wish to see
My journey and its length,
Assured that through my Father's love
Each step will bring its strength.
Thus step by step I onward go,
Not looking far before;
Trusting that I shall always have
Light for just "one step more." [Chorus]



Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #81

Text Information

First Line: What though before me it is [be] dark
Title: Light for one step more
Refrain First Line: One step more is enough for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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