Scripture Verse

Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me?@Jeremiah 30:21

Introduction

Words: Charles Roads, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness No. 2, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Mc­Don­ald, Jo­shua Gill, John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald & Gill, 1891), num­ber 90.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Oh, walking with Jesus
In Enoch’s old way,
What fellowship blessèd and sweet!
To feel His rapt presence
Each moment by day,
Each night at a Bethel to meet!

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O glorious way, O purified band,
Enjoying this walk with my Lord!
O heart-thrilling bliss
Of the touch of His hand
Forever be Jesus adored.

Oh, walking with Jesus
In perfect release
From sin and its curse and its stain!
Redeemed by the Lamb!
His unspeakable peace
Doth fill me again and again!

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Oh! walking with Jesus
By waters of rest,
Partaking of angels’ repast!
In blissful communion,
The Master’s own guest,
Where joy and refreshing shall last!

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Blest walking with Jesus!
Oh, come, come tonight,
And gaze on my visions of love!
There’s Bethlehem’s manger,
And Calvary’s height,
And glory on glory above!

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