Monday, 31 December 2012

Just A Closer Walk With Thee by Ella Fitzgerald

Just A Closer Walk With Thee by Ella Fitzgerald

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3vTNPPMa9c

"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."

46 comments:

  1. There is a song, that resonates so in tune with the spirit, that it brings the body to tears. This is that song!

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  2. Ella's voice has a sweetness, a femininity, that is guileless.

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  3. No disrespect to Queen Mahalia, but this is the best version of this song and I have heard them all. I am talking background, arrangement, tempo just period.

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  4. That most wonderful music style, it's only a music that makes you reflexionar, redeem think that Beautiful lyrics I could send this song to my email

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  5. Tex- I hate to sound redundant- but, 'beautifully' done man!!

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  6. A little discussed facet of Ms. Fitzgerald- she indeed had the 'faith'- and shows it most glowingly with that track!.... So beautiful ("the voice") and so persuasively beautiful!

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  7. that beautiful song send me on my email this classic gospel

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  8. Si puissante et si douce a la fois , i love you Madame Fitzgerald

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  9. She still has the voice....perfect pitch and power if she chooses it at times...who else breaks glass with their voice...certainly others have but she is the only one I am aware of. Such talent. :)

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  10. Yes I have been aware she passed long ago..but she had the most perfect pitch voice in recording I have ever heard. No one beats her that I have heard yet.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful ! When a Christian song is sung the right way, you get renditions 'just like this' !

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  12. Beautiful version by the "First Lady Of Song." Thank you for this wonderful post.

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  13. my new fav song tbh got tears from this song. lovely version5*

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  14. Great Post- there is only one Ella. the definitive version.

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  15. My Dad sang this often as I grew up. Ella's such a blessing and you can tell she knew the Lord - and such a great backup.

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  16. This was my grandmothers favorite hymn. I love it! Reminds me of her and I walking and singing this song!

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  17. i teared up hearing this.beautiful version of this tune.

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  18. Have heard this song my whole life, but this is the most beautiful version I have ever heard. I have downloaded to computer, i-pod and I find myself going to it over and over. It is a blessing to listen to.

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  19. Beautiful song!!! Thank you LORD!!!

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  20. Beautiful Song and slideshow. Thanks Texpaco! Well done!

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  21. This is wonderful, Ella Fitzgerald sings this from the heart. God Bless.

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  22. Truly Beautiful, thank-you Lord for singers like Ella Fitzgerald.

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  23. Just Beautiful!!!! The voice of angel accompanied by the beautiful canvas God painted; the scenery is lovely.

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  24. This is just perfection. Ella's voice is stunning, and I love the tinkling piano accompaniment.

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  25. Fabulous version, can't stop listening to it.

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  26. awesome version - just love it love it

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  27. I love this one, and Patsy Cline's.

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  28. You've got to be kidding me! I know this is not about competition, or should not be, but, this is not air to others who did this song. Man-o-man! This is awesome!

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  29. What a privilege it is to listen to this inspiring song, sung so beautifully by Ella Fitzgerald. The images too are beautiful.

    Thank you so much for sharing this post, which I have added to my Ella F."Playlist".

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  30. I just adore...love...adore...and love, love, love this song. I'm so glad it's on here to hear. I LOVE THE LORD!

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  31. thank you for posting this stunning rendition. i've been listening to different versions of this song, to me this sounds closer to the herb hall version in its breath taking quality and very far removed from all the other vocal versions.

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  32. Pleasure. Perfection. Singing and a sound. BEST

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  33. Miss Ella could sing the phone book and it would be beautiful. This, however, brings joyful tears to my eyes.

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  34. Complete class, Ella is so smoooooooth. Staggieman

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  35. effortless, gorgeous and full of class in a beautiful song!

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  36. Wonderful. It took me forever to find a version of this song that I truly believe did the melody justice, and this is it. It's simply beautiful. : ) Thanks so much for posting this!!!

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  37. She sings this so beautifully,great post!!!

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