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"I might not be a religious man myself but I know good music when I hear it, and this is very good! . . . I don’t think that I have ever given such high ratings to so many songs before. But the fact is that they are well deserved because the music is amazing. Simply wonderful religious ballads and they really get to your heart. . .everytime."
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Closer than a Friend

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Though my enemies surround me, Lord I shall not be afraid,
Cause I know You are closer than a friend.
And Ill never serve another, for You are all Ill ever need,
Yes I know, Youll be with me to the end.

And I will worship only you, Lord,
Take my heart, my soul and my mind.
And I will trust in You O Jesus,
You made the sacrifice.
I will worship only you, Lord,
Youll be with me till the end.
I will trust in You,
Cause youre closer than a friend.

Though I thought my life was lost, I found it all to be in You,
Now I know, You are closer than a friend.
When I thought I was forsaken, You held me in Your loving hands,
Yes I know, Youll be with me to the end.

I will worship only you, Lord,
Take my heart, my soul and my mind.
And I will trust in You O Jesus,
You made the sacrifice.
I will worship only you, Lord,
Youll be with me till the end.
I will trust in You,
Cause youre closer than a friend.

I will worship only you, Lord,
Take my heart, my soul and my mind.
And I will trust in You O Jesus,
You made the sacrifice.
I will worship only you, Lord,
Youll be with me till the end.
I will trust in You,
Cause youre closer than a friend.

I will trust in You,
Cause youre closer than a friend.

You are closer than a friend.

Words and Music Copyright 1999 Don Wigton

A chord chart for this song is available for free at the Wigtune Company Home Page @ http://www.praisesong.net/wigtune.htm


"An enjoyable, practically perfect, tune!" TraxInSpace. God’s true worshippers are in a constant state of living involving the whole person with his/her heart, soul and mind. (Matt 22:37) Christians worship God and God alone for He gave the ultimate sacrifice. (Ex 20:3) This smooth chorus is filled with tight harmonies that declare a resolve to worship only Jesus even though that dedication offends the world.

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"Again, artistic license leads the way to great music for this group. Very beautiful vocal harmonies and backgrounds make this song a professional piece of work. Sample quality doesn't get much higher here. An enjoyable, practically perfect, tune! A solid song, one of the group's best tunes, struck me emotionally from the beginning. . .this is not something to be missed!" Roncli: Trax In Space


"I've heard a lot a music, especially Christian music, since accepting Jesus Christ as my Saviour. But, I've never heard such catchy tunes as these... Especially, 'Closer Than a Friend'. The words are right from the heart and you'll be compelled to listen to these tunes, more than once. In fact, daily." David Rajkumar: Praise and Worship leader Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates



This song was written during a time when I was beginning to realize just how close God is to us. Throughout my life I have valued the relationship that I have had with my wife, kids, parents and friends. There have been many times, when we have shared the deepest things in our lives, that we have felt very close to each other. Faithfulness and trust has brought us even closer as the relationships have continued to bond.

Yet there is no earthly relationship that can compare with our relationship with God. There is none whom I can trust more than my Savior. God lives inside of us which is closer to me than any other can possibly come. It is only natural, therefore, that we should dedicate our lives to the One who is closer than any other.

As I began to realize the extent that I could trust God who is near I realized how important it is that I dedicate all of my life to Him as an act of worship. The praise song Closer Than a Friend came out of that thought.

This song turned out to be one of smoothest mixes of the Selah CD Stop and Think About It. Jazz guitarist Paul Cierely added some great licks to the song and Stewart Salamancas conga part in the background is not only cool, but it was laid in one cut. Virginia sings the solo with excellent backups from the rest of Selah. Max Reese, who engineered Tom Pettys first gold album, was behind the board at Fat Tracs Studio and the mix turned out great! If you love to praise the Lord, and you like easy listening, we are certain that this cut will minister to you.
 

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Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, Holy Holy Holy are not the only songs available.  Look below for many more praise and worship mp3's, charts and worship Bible study.

Wigtune Company was formed as a service to the body of Christ.   Our vision is to encourage scriptural worship in the Church by offering free praise music and hymns performed in a contemporary manner along with a free on-line worship study book for personal devotions, Bible study groups, Sunday schools, pastors, music ministers and ministry training.  The worship study book  lends theological and historical support to the use of traditional Christian hymn-singing in conjunction with praise chorus singing. Click on one of the links below to enter into the Wigtune resource that interests you !

Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend We believe that the current contention among Christian generations over church music is unnesessary.  One does not have to chose between the classic traditional hymns such as Holy Holy Holy, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art and the contemporary praise chorus and song.  Solomon declared that there is a place for everything under the sun. The worship musical material and the worship Bible study book offered at the Wigtune website support this theme.Vision Statement    Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Going to this page will inform the WEB surfer the circumstances that lead to the Wigtune offering of praise song and hymn along with the worship Bible study book that lends theology and history based support to the use of traditional Christian hymn singing  of How Great Thou Art, Holy Holy Holy, Amazing Grace in conjunction with praise chorus singing.  Wigtune Story    Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend The free on-line worship Bible study book is a manual for the use of the pastor, teacher, music minister, Bible study group, sunday school and any situation where a theological and historical lesson regarding worship is desired.  The Bible study is presented in outline form with questions that require thoughtful answers to the biblical and history based information that is presented.  Free On-Line Worship Studybook   

Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Free mp3 praise music  including Be Thou My Vision, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God in the form of tradtional Christian hymn performed in a contemporary manner and modern praise song and choruses mp3s.  Chord charts to many of these song mp3's are available for non-commercial ministry use.  Free Praise Music and Charts  

Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Listen to Holy Holy Holy, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art on live internet radio.Radio: Listen to Wigtune music on live Internet radio

Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Cd' Are available containing Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How Great Thou Art.  Wigtune CD's

Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend What are they saying about Wigtune praise and worship contemporary and hymn music including Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How Great Thou Art.  Testimonials: What they are saying about Wigtune Music

Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend When using the patriotic hymn material associated with Holy Holy Holy, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art please help Wigtune Company by observing the copyright restrictions listed on this page.  The praise and worship materials (praise songs and hymns) have been offered up for free with love!  Copyright Restrictions    

Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend What do you think of Wigtune's offering of praise music and worship study materials?  Let us know by e-mailing us and talking about How Great Thou Art, Holy Holy Holy, Amazing Grace.  Contact Us    Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend If you have been blessed by the free praise music (praise choruses and traditional hymns like Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, Holy Holy Holy) and the worship study book, don't keep it to yourself.  Click here to see how you can spread the word!  Spread the Word!

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Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Click here to find out what organization are utilizing Wigtune contemporary Christian and traditional praise and worship music such as Holy Holy Holy, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, chord charts, and online worship Bible study.  Where's Wiggy? - List and Links to Christian Organizations

 Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Add your url to our praise and worship page featuring  hymn material such as Holy Holy Holy, Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art.   Add URL    Praise worship, Praise and worship lyric, Hymn lyric, Closer than a Friend Click here to view the Wigtune statement of faith based upon orthodox Christian beliefs that are the foundation of Amazing Grace, Holy Holy Holy, How Great Thou Art.  It is upon this profession that proclaims the doctrines of historical Christianity that the Wigtune praise and worship music and Bible study have been formulated.  Statement of Faith

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