Then for the 1st verse I still want to incorporate my footsteps I used a few years ago (find it HERE). I’ll have the footsteps lead up to the chorus. I think there are even more than 26 words in the 1st verse so I’ll just combine phrases. For instance, one footstep will be “choose” and the next will be “the right” then “when” then “a choice” then “is placed” then “before you” and so on.
Just teaching the chorus and 1st verse could take 2 singing times so plan accordingly. I usually only teach the 1st verse of all the hymns we learn. Come program time, you can have the congregation sing the 2nd and 3rd verses as the closing hymn or a small group of Primary children sing it if you really want it sung.