~Each Step I Take
that is a beautiful song. Let’s write to America and get a copy.”
were the words of a young lad in the Philippine Islands in 1962 as he
listened with his mother to the Lutheran Gospel Hour. His mother had
recently become a Christian and was being ridiculed for her newfound
faith in Christ by her husband and an older teenage son.
this particular morning, a soloist on the radio program sang “Each
Step I Take,” an unusual song written by Elmo Mercer.
The letter was soon on its way to the
United States. And soon the musical composition had arrived. Having a
copy of the song in hand made it even more precious to the young man. In
fact, he and his father were both converted as a result of having the
song sheet, and the young lad later went on to study for the gospel
ministry in Manila.
Step I Take” came during a dark period in the life of young Elmo
Mercer. This song was the result of expressing exactly what he felt in
his heart at the time. His mom and dad had brought him up in church and
he had learned the Scriptures very early.
has gone on to write more than one thousand songs, many of which have
blessed the hearts of millions of people. His sincere desire is to be of
service to Christ through the ministry of sacred songs.
Each Step I Take
step I take my Savior goes before me,
with His loving hand He leads the way,
with each breath I whisper I adore Thee,
what joy to walk with Him each day.