John W. McKinstry


Location: Lee, MA
Country: US

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Just a Closer Walk With Thee

musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:04:51
Traditional gospel song
Gordon Hardy
03/06/24 10:22:23AM @gordon-hardy:

There’s nothing wrong with tootin’ your own horn John! This hymn is a favourite of many and the sound from your dulcimer is lovely. Thanks for the share.

Cindy Stammich
03/02/24 10:24:27PM @cindy-stammich:

John, what a beautiful heartfelt rendition of this wonderful hymn!  The timing of your recording is perfect, and the Safe Harbor painting was absolutely the icing on the cake!  Thank you!

John W. McKinstry
03/02/24 04:09:51PM @john-w-mckinstry:

Thanks Ken for the comment on the painting. I did this acrylic painting in 2021.  I call it: "Safe Harbor".  I thought it would fit in well with the words of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" where it ends: "Guide me gently, safely o'er, to thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore." This picture has gotten a lot of likes since it was painted. You might get a kick out of the fact that on back of the picture I placed a gold star, like a teacher would give you in grade school. Under the star I wrote: for "Artist' Achievement". Nothing like tooting your own horn. 

Ken Longfield
03/02/24 03:50:29PM @ken-longfield:

Thank for this lovely rendition of Just A Closer Walk With Thee. I really enjoy the hymns you play and sing. That's a beautiful painting at the end of the video. 


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

03/02/24 02:25:37PM @jergen:

I only knew this tune played by brass bands, since i never heard it on a dulcimer, thank you for sharing the closer walk with us, it gave my some new inspirations.

Dusty Turtle
02/29/24 11:44:09AM @dusty:

Such a gentle, soothing version of one of my favorite old tunes.  Thanks, John.

Interesting how the song became a jazz standard, too.  Not the fate most gospel tunes experience!