One More Step Along the World I Go

This is a children's song about new beginnings 

It 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.

The song 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) mean it is 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.



Two sunflowers marching along a road


Downloads

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Examples

Leader and backing 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,


See also

KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY One more step along the way I go,
One more step along the world I go,
From the old things to the new,
Keep me travelling along with you.

Chorus:
And it�s from the old I travel to the new,
Keep me travelling along with you.

2 Round the corner of the world I turn,
More and more about the world I learn, and
The new things that i see,
You�ll be looking at along with me.

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
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.

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.

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