Just One Step

by F.L. Booth

As I walked down life's road one day,
A mountain rose to block my way.
I couldn't go around, you see,
The pass was narrow—closed to me.

I asked the Lord, How shall I climb?
Just one step, He said, at a time.
How can I scale that awesome height?
Look up, said He, you'll do all right.

I took some steps and it was great,
I'd go right up and celebrate!
Then I looked down and slipped and fell.
Get up, said He, you're doing well.

So once again I started up,
The road is steep and sometimes rough,
But near the top, the way is smooth,
And there I'll find a well-worn groove.

I'll reach the top one day then stand,
Survey the view that's truly grand.
The Lord waits there and all my friends,
My family, too—love never ends.

Now I look up, and I can see
The hand my Lord holds out to me.
So carefully each day I climb,
Just one step I take at a time.

F.L. Booth is a member of the congregation in Zion, Illinois