Happy New Year!
“One More Step” by Sydney Carter is the Peace Song of the Day for December 31st. You can find the words and chords in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 235. It is a hymn. Though, it’s references to the almighty are vague enough, that it could be enjoyed by people of all creeds, faiths, or philosophies. The words give inspiration for moving forward in the New Year with love and courage
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Evidently, this song is often song by English school children. There a lot of video performances from schools throughout the United Kingdom. That is a good sign, in that it means the song is singable, memorable, and easy to learn.
Excerpt from lyrics:
One more step along the world I go (2x)
From the old things to the new
Keep me traveling along with you
And it’s from the old I travel to the new
Keep me traveling along with you…
The Peace Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.