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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… 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



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Assembly Songs #34

Glad Praise #d93

Glorious Gospel Hymns #184

Hymns of Glorious Praise #d234

Page Scan

New Songs of the Old Faith #161


Praise and Worship #29


Praise and Worship #29


Songs of the Sanctuary #34

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.