When I Walk with Him

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Nothing is impossible when I walk with Him.
When I walk with Him, yes, when I walk with Him,
Nothing is impossible when I walk with Him.

Though the night is dark, I know I won’t get lost.
Jesus lights the way ahead when I walk with Him.
When I walk with Him, yes, when I walk with Him,
Jesus lights the way ahead when I walk with Him.

Though the path is steep, I know I won’t fall down.
Jesus takes my hand in His when I walk with Him.
When I walk with Him, yes, when I walk with Him,
Jesus takes my hand in His when I walk with Him.

I am not afraid of what tomorrow brings.
Jesus whispers words of hope when I walk with Him.
When I walk with Him, yes, when I walk with Him,
Jesus whispers words of hope when I walk with Him.

About This Song:
Since I started writing novels years ago, I haven’t written as many songs as I used to. Maybe one every year or two.

I’ve frequently wanted to write a new song, but it’s not something I can just decide to do. I have to have a God-inspired idea, usually in the form of a first line or two that really grabs me and speaks to my heart.

Sometimes the idea comes while reading the Bible. Other times it comes from a sermon or devotional I’ve heard. And some of those song ideas simply come out of nowhere–right from God to me, I suppose you might say.

This song started with the Scripture that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” A possible tune came to me almost simultaneously, and I was on my way. Or so I thought.

But I didn’t actively work on it anymore at the time, and that was unusual.

For some reason I started imagining the Little Lambs (youngest children’s choir) at church doing the new song. But it was simpler and had a totally different tune. That’s the version I felt led to finish.

The director of the Little Lambs thought learning all four stanzas would be too much for her youngsters, so we decided to go with three–and have somebody sing one of them as a solo if it was used at all.

So they didn’t use the first stanza–the one the song was originally inspired by. But that’s more of an adult concept, anyhow. Not getting lost, not falling down, and not being afraid are all concepts that kids and adults alike find relevant.

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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