This song reminds me of a time when I was between the ages of 5 and 11. I would often travel with my grandfather and watch him preach at funerals in churches and funeral homes on the west side of Chicago. In these services "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" would often be played and sang by the choir and congregation with much feeling and emotion. At times I would even wonder if the dead would actually rise and join in the singing and crying.
In this arrangement I tried to capture the style and the emotion of that era. I also kept the above in mind and tied it to my own musical style. It was back in those days that I received my musical foundation. Currently I have produced 3 versions of this song; two instrumental and one vocal, but the lyrics are in Korean.
Finally the music is meant to be encouragement to you to "cling" to the Son of God as the world moves into "a time of sorrow."
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