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Performed as either an instrumental or vocal, "A Closer Walk" is perhaps the most frequently played number in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans jazz funerals. The title and lyrics of the song allude to the Biblical passage from 2 Corinthians which states, "We walk by faith, not by sight"  and James"Come near to God and he will come near to you. The precise author of "A Closer Walk" Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Patsy Cline - The Patsy Cline Story - Volume One unknown until recently.
Circumstantial evidence strongly suggested it dated back to southern African-American churches of the nineteenth century, possibly even prior to the Civil Waras some personal African American histories recall "slaves singing Last Chance For Love - American Tears - Powerhouse they worked in the fields a song about walking by the Lord's side.
He paid little attention at first, but after he reboarded the train the song remained with him and became so prominent in his mind that at the next stop, he left the train, took another train back to the earlier station, and asked the porter to sing the song again.
Within two years the song became a standard in gospel music, eventually becoming a standard in Jazz, Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Patsy Cline - The Patsy Cline Story - Volume One then moving into the realm of American folk music, known and sung by many Boyer, Songs with similar chorus lyrics were published in the s, including "Closer Walk with Thee" with lyrics by Martha J.
Lankton a pseudonym for Fanny Crosby and music by William Kirkpatrick, which was published in Elijah Clukefor the current rendition of the song. Knowles listened to William B. Hurse direct a performance of it in Kansas City and then brought it to Morris' attention. Nelson, bass vocal; and Fred Baker on guitar. The revived interest in traditional New Orleans jazz resulted in multiple recordings of the number, including a session by Bunk Johnson 's Brass Band featuring numbers Johnson had played in New Orleans before he left in Inan unreleased home recording was recorded by Elvis Presley,  made in Waco, Texason May By the end of the s, more than a hundred artists had recorded the song.
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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the gospel song. For recordings of the song, see Just a Closer Walk with Thee disambiguation. Rosetta Tharpe Dec.
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