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As for me the nearness of God is my good,
You are my refuge O Lord, You are my refuge O Lord.
As for me the nearness of God is my good,
You are the strength of my heart, You are my portion forever,
And I will tell the whole world of Thy works.

In my darkest hours are where through the years youve shown you care,
Never forsaking me, your faithfulness has proved,
You will be true to what you say,
Seeing your victory Ill aim for the mark youve set before me, Lord.

As for me the nearness of God is my good,
You are my refuge O Lord, You are my refuge O Lord.
As for me the nearness of God is my good,
You are the strength of my heart, You are my portion forever,
And I will tell the whole world of Thy works.

Youre the fire that fills the night leading me within Your light,
Nothing to fear, Lord, in the palm of Your hand,
Under Your cover ing Ive grown to learn to worship You alone,
And I will serve you for the rest of my life.

As for me the nearness of God is my good,
You are my refuge O Lord, You are my refuge O Lord.
As for me the nearness of God is my good,
You are the strength of my heart, You are my portion forever,
And I will tell the whole world of Thy works.

Words and Music Copyright 2000 Don Wigton

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Vanessa intimately communicates her deepest spiritual desire with passionate singing that will draw you in with a burning longing for more. The powerfully soft strings bring life to the tender piano that surrounds her voice with soft timbres and insight. This song will encourage you to rest in the palm of God's hand.

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Song Story

I wrote this song in the early 80s. However, the January 2000 release that you see here is the first time the song has been performed. Why, you say, would such a powerful and moving praise song be ignored for so many years?

I first introduced the chorus in church while I was music minister at Calvary Chapel right after I wrote it.
This simple chorus was based upon Psalm 73:25-28. At the time I was enthralled with the fact that God is so near to all of us and that he is a refuge whom we can hide in. That last verse of the psalm impressed me. The psalmists reaction to this fact declaring I will tell the whole world of Thy works. This phrase convicted my heart because, though I liked being near to God, my enthusiasm in sharing it with the world was limited. I was excited, though, to share the song with the people whom I was ministering to at the time and immediately took it before them.

I thought it went over very well with the congregation, but the pastors wife apparently didnt like it and complained about the key. The pastor told me that if I wanted to continue playing it I would have to change the key to suit her tastes.

I wasnt much of a diplomat in those days, and I didnt want to change the key, so I just stopped playing it, without saying a word. After that I lost confidence in the chorus and it left my mind.

Then, in the early 90s, I stumbled across it again and became so enamored with it that I wrote verses to the chorus. The verses dwell on the provision of God for the children of Israel in Exodus 13:21-22 where He provided them with a fire by night to lead them through the wilderness and a cloud by day to protect them from the scorching sun. I realized that God is providing for us in that same way even today. Though I loved the results of the song, by the time it was completed our praise group Selah was drifting apart and I had no venue to perform it in. Yet ever since the Wigtune Companys premier on MP3.com I have been wanting to record the song.

Finally, over the 1999 Christmas holiday I found time to compose a musical arrangement. Vanessa immediately fell in love with it, so it was not hard to get her to lay her vocals down. She was so impressed with the final mix that she proclaimed that it was up there with Bless the Lord. (Of all the songs that I have written Bless the Lord is her favorite).

I have to admit, upon listening to the song, I have been almost brought to tears by the beautiful melody as it combines with the personal words that tell of Gods provision for us. I pray that you are blessed by it as much as we have been!

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To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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 !

To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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    To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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    To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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   

To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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  

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To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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    

To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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    To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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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To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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

 To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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    To Be Near You, Christian mp3s, hymn history, praise worship radio 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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