Keep Step with the Master

This hymn was published under the name Ida Scott Taylor, which is one of the pseudonyms used by Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1820-1915).

With meter 11.11.11.11 with refrain, it is set to the tune KEEP STEP WITH THE MASTER, composed in 1894 by American W A Ogden (1841-1897) - and sometimes known simply as OGDEN.


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Keep step with the Master, whatever betide;
Though dark be the pathway, keep close to your Guide,
While foes are alluring, and danger is near,
When walking with Jesus, you’ve nothing to fear.

Chorus:
Keeping step go bravely forward,
And thy courage will renew;
Daily walk with Christ your Saviour,
He will lead you all the journey through.

Keep step with the Master, wherever you go;
Through darkness and shadow the way He will show,
The light of His presence your path will illume,
And make all the desert a garden of bloom.

Keep step with the Master, nor halt by the way;
Whate’er He commands you, oh, haste to obey!
Arise at His bidding, press on in His might;
While walking with Jesus, you’re sure to be right.

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