Step by step.
Take my hand and lead me –
my Guide, my Light.
O, take my hand and lead me, my Guide, my Light
My path is rough and narrow in life’s dark night.
Your hand will safely hold me though night and day.
You are true companion, o with me stay.
You cover me with mercy and cleanse my heart,
Your goodness fills my being in every part.
And with your hand to guide me, I’m not alone.
Your presence lights my pathway until I’m home.
As step by step we travel to reach the goal,
our song of faith will echo and feed my soul.
So take my hand and lead me until I see
the heaven where you receive me eternally.
hymn: Friedrich Silcher, 1842
text: Julie Hausmann, (1825-1901)