Faith in Every Footstep
January 1997

“Faith in Every Footstep,” Ensign, Jan. 1997, 15

Faith in Every Footstep 1847–1997

Faith in Every Footstep [song]

music, Faith in Every Footstep

1. A marvelous work has begun to come forth among all the children of men.

O ye that embark in the service of God, give heart, mind, and strength unto him;

For prophets have spoken and angels have come to lift the world from sin,

That Christ may reign over all the earth and bless his gathered kin.


With faith in ev’ry footstep, we follow Christ, the Lord;

And filled with hope through his pure love, we sing with one accord.

2. Those marvelous Saints who embraced this great work and shared it in lands far and near;

Who gave all their heart, mind, and strength to the Lord with wisdom and vision so clear;

Now stand as examples of virtue and faith, of souls prepared to hear,

Of knowledge sure, born of humble heart, and love that banished fear.

3. If we now desire to assist in this work and thrust in our sickles with might,

If we will embark in the service of God to harvest in fields that are white;

Our souls may receive the salvation of God—the fulness of his light,

That we may stand, free of sin and blame, God’s glory in our sight.

Text and music: K. Newell Dayley, b. 1939

© 1996 LDS. All rights reserved. This hymn may be copied for incidental, noncommercial use. This notice must appear on each copy made.

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