Scripture Verse

Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1890. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Lidie H. Ed­munds, Eliza’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

Trying to walk in the steps of the Sav­ior,
Trying to follow our Sav­ior and king;
Shaping our lives by His bless­èd 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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain