Lifespring! HymnStories

Hosted BySteve Webb

The stories behind the great Christian hymns, after which you will hear a version of the hymn performed by some of the most talented musicians and singers.

HS18: Lifespring! HymnStories “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”

Today?s HymnStories is a bit different. Normally, using Robert J. Morgan?s book ?Then Sings My Soul?, I tell you the background behind a popular Christian hymn and its author. Today, I?m not going to do that. Let me tell you why.

Today I went to a funeral. Please, don?t be too concerned. The woman who has passed from this life is most assuredly with her Savior. She lived a long life, and was well loved by her family. They will, of course miss her, but have the hope of seeing her again when there is a great reunion in Heaven.

At the funeral, one of the grandchildren, a woman by the name of Teresa Young, sang one of my favorite hymns, ?Just A Closer Walk With Thee.? Theresa has a great voice, which you will hear on the podcast, because I recorded the service, and then later asked her if I could play this song for you…

? Continued on the podcast ?

Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Author Unknown

Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I?ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.

Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

When my feeble life is o?er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o?er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.

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