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Closer Walk With Thee

I am happy, O my Savior

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [I am happy, O my Savior] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am happy, O my Savior,
For I know that I am Thine,
Thro’ the pure and perfect cleansing
Of Thy precious blood divine:
But my soul would rise still higher,
There are greater joys for me;
I am longing, I am praying
For a closer walk with Thee.
For a closer walk with Thee,
For a closer walk with Thee,

Savior come, abide with me,
I am longing, I am praying,
For a closer walk with Thee.

2 ’Tis Thy hand, the clouds removing,
Scatters sunshine o’er my way;
I am feasting at the banquet
Of Thy mercy every day;
But my soul would drink more deeply
At the Fount of Life so free:
O my Savior, I am pleading
For a closer walk with Thee.
For a closer walk with Thee,
For a closer walk with Thee, [Refrain]

3 To the heights of sacred rapture,
That I never yet have known,
Let me soar away in triumph,
Till my faith shall touch Thy throne;
In the wide unfathomed ocean
Of Thy mighty love so free,
Let the tidal wave roll o’er me,
Till my soul is lost in Thee.
Till my soul is lost in Thee,
Till my soul is lost in Thee; [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10718

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: I am happy, O my Savior
Title: Closer Walk With Thee
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Savior come, abide with me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10718
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The Cyber Hymnal #10718

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