I am weak, but thou art strong
I am weak but Thou art strong. Anonymous.
This traditional hymn is frequently known as ‘Just a closer walk with Thee’ from the first line of the refrain. Its precise origins are unknown. It seems to have gained popularity, both in print and in recordings, during the 1940s. During this era and in the musical cultures that generated this song, it was common to for a musician to take a commonly known song, make a musical arrangement including adding a stanza or refrain, and then claim ownership. These arrangements were often published in convention songbooks, inexpensive publications designed for specific events or for a season produced by local or regional publishers without the resources...
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