Sunday, July 10, 2016

Stepping in the Light



For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. - 1 Peter 2:21

Last Sunday, I visited this wonderful used book store. There I found the 1894 edition of "Pentecostal Hymns." Below is one of the songs from that hymnal and a song that we still sing today. May we all try to walk in the steps of the Savior.

Stepping in the Light
Eliza E. Hewitt, pub.1890

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.

Refrain:
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.

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.

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.

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

3 comments:

Cody said...
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Joe said...

I love the older songs and that's what I was raised on. I honestly can't handle contemporary Christian music. It grates on my nerves whereas the old songs make you feel them in your heart.

JiEL said...

LOVE message from John Cena...

This should be ALL American real prayer..

With what is going on in YOUR country, praying and preaching is NOT enough..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MdK8hBkR3s