Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.@Revelation 3:20
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in the Royal Diadem, 1873.

W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

The editor of a religious periodical in the South sends me the following incident, which occurred while he was holding meetings in a small town: One night a prominent man of the country, not a Christian, was in town. Having heard of the fine singing, he went to the meeting for a few minutes to listen to a song or two. He heard only one song and then went away; but that song went with him. It was ‘Only a step to Jesus! Then why not take it now?’ The words stayed with him, and were repeated over and over. They came back to him the next day, and awakened inquiry regarding himself which at last led him into repentance and a happy conversion. Many people wept as he related his experience before the church.

Sankey, p. 212

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

Only a step to Jesus!
Then why not take it now?
Come, and thy sin confessing,
To Him, thy Savior, bow.

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Only a step, only a step,
Come, He waits for thee;
Come, and thy sin confessing,
Thou shalt receive a blessing;
Do not reject the mercy
He freely offers thee.

Only a step to Jesus!
Believe, and thou shalt live;
Lovingly now He’s waiting,
And ready to forgive.

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Only a step to Jesus!
A step from sin to grace;
What has thy heart decided
The moments fly apace?

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Only a step to Jesus!
O why not come and say,
Gladly to Thee my Savior,
I give myself away.

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