One more step along the world I go

One more step along the world I go

Author: Sydney Carter
Tune: SOUTHCOTE
Published in 5 hymnals

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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:
[Refrain:]
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. [Refrain]

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: [Refrain]

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: [Refrain]

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: [Refrain]

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Author: Sydney Carter

Sydney Bertram Carter (6 May 1915 – 13 March 2004) was an English poet, songwriter, folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. He is best known for the song "Lord of the Dance" (1967), set to the tune of the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts", and the song "The Crow on the Cradle", adapted from an old folk song. Other notable songs include "Julian of Norwich" (sometimes called "The Bells of Norwich"), based on words of Julian of Norwich, "One More Step Along the World I Go", "When I Needed a Neighbour", "Friday Morning", "Every Star Shall Sing a Carol", "The Youth of the Heart" and "Down Below". Carter studied at Montem Street Primary School in Finsbury Park, Christ's Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex and Balliol College, Oxfor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: One more step along the world I go
Author: Sydney Carter
Meter: 9.9.7.9 with refrain
Refrain First Line: And it's from the old I travel to the new
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1971 Stainer & Bell, Ltd. (Admin. Hope Publishing Co.)

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Instances

Instances (5)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #658
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #530Text
Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #536
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #405
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #639Text



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