One of my favorite hymns is "Just a Closer Walk with Thee." The author of this hymn is unknown, but it seems to have originated in the African American community as early as the 1800's.
As you read this Friday Slowdown post, take a moment to meditate on the lyrics and listen to the recording below if you have time to spare.
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.
When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more,
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom's shore, to Thy shore.