One More Step Along the World I Go

Two sunflowers marching along a road - 1  One more step along the world I go, One more step along the world I go; From the old things to the new, Keep me travelling along with you: And it's from the old I travel to the new; Keep me travelling along with you.  2  Round the corners of the world I turn, More and more about the world I learn; All the new things that I see You'll be looking at along with me. And it's from the old I travel to the new; Keep me travelling along with you. 3  As I travel through the bad and good, Keep me travelling the way I should. Where I see no way to go, You'll be telling me the way, I know. And it's from the old I travel to the new; Keep me travelling along with you.   4 Give me courage when the world is rough, Keep me loving though the world is tough; Leap and sing in all I do, Keep me travelling along with you: And it's from the old I travel to the new; Keep me travelling along with you.  5  You are older than the world can be, You are younger than the life in me; Ever old and ever new, Keep me travelling along with you: And it's from the old I travel to the new; Keep me travelling along with you.
This children's song about new beginnings was written by English historian, folk-singer and song-writer Sydney Bertram Carter (1915-2004) - author of Lord of the Dance.  It was first published in 1971 by Stainer and Bell Ltd.

It is popular for start and end the school year, and the very light religious content (references to "you" which Christians interpret as being addressed to God) makes it suitable for use in multi-faith settings.

The song is set to a tune called SOUTHCOATE, also by Carter.   This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of G, the first few notes are G G GA B G A DD, with accompanying chords G / D.



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Examples


Lead and backign singer, with light praise band accompaniment:



School choir with organ:



Church choir and congregation with organ, recorded live:



Solo singer with piano accompaniment:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1  One more step along the world I go,
... Keep me travelling along with you.

2  Round the corners of the world I turn, ...

3  As I travel through the bad and good ...

4  Give me courage when the world is rough,

6  You are older than the world can be,


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