A closer walk with thee

Representative Text

1 Lord, I am pleading; hear Thou my prayer.
Let me Thy blessed fellowship share.
From day to day Thy servant I'd be.
Grant me a closer walk with Thee.

Oh, for a closer walk with Thee!
Near to Thy side I ever would be.Shield me and hide me;
Constantly guide me
Into a closer walk with Thee.

2 Voices of earth unnumbered I hear;
Cares and perplexing problems are near.
Trusting in Thee, my soul shall be free.
Grant me a closer walk with Thee.[Refrain]

3 Strong are the foes that conquer I must.
Long is the way, but in Thee I trust.
In my own strength but weakness I see.
Grant me a closer walk with Thee.[Refrain]

4 Glorious Master, king of my soul,
On Thee my burdens gladly I roll.
Thou art my portion eternally.
Grant me a closer walk with Thee.[Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship: hymnal #29

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, I am pleading, hear thou my prayer
Title: A closer walk with thee
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: O, for a closer walk with thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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