“Step by Step” Lyrics

Step by step
All the happy saints go marchin’ in
And every saint step in a line
They got to start again
’Cause Jacob’s golden ladder
Is slippery at the top
Many a happy-go-lucky saint
Has made that long, long drop

If I’m late, don’t wait
Go on without me
I may tarry a while
’Cause I mean to know
And before I go
How come the devil smiles

If I’m late, don’t wait
Go on without me
I may tarry a while
’Cause I mean to know
Before I go
How come the devil smiles

[break]

Free from care
Free from fear
The saints come troopin’ in
Children play all around the throne
Innocent of sin
A trillion voices sing the name
The mortal may not know
Heaven’s walls too high to hear
The troubles down below

If I’m late, don’t wait
Go on without me
I may tarry a while
’Cause I mean to know
But before I go
How come the devil smiles
’Cause I mean to know
Before I go
How come the devil smiles
How come the devil smiles

Step by Step album cover

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Sources

  1. Step by Step (2013) (CD).