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235. Close to Thee

1 Thou, my everlasting portion,
More than friend or life to me;
All along my pilgrim journey,
Saviour, let me walk with Thee.
Close to Thee, Close to Thee,
Close to Thee, Close to Thee;
All along my pilgrim journey,
Saviour, let me walk with Thee.

2 Not for ease or worldly pleasure,
Nor for fame my prayer shall be;
Gladly will I toil and suffer,
Only let me walk with Thee.
Close to Thee, Close to Thee,
Close to Thee, Close to Thee;
Gladly will I toil and suffer,
Only let me walk with Thee.

3 Lead me through the vale of shadows,
Bear me o'er life's fitful sea;
Then the gate of life eternal
May I enter, Lord, with Thee.
Close to Thee, Close to Thee,
Close to Thee, Close to Thee;
Then the gate of life eternal
May I enter, Lord, with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Thou, my everlasting portion
Title: Close to Thee
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Close to Thee, close to Thee
Language: English
Publication Date: 1976
Topic: The Christian Life: Fellowship; Assurance; Devotional (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: [Thou, my everlasting portion]
Composer: Silas J. Vail
Key: G Major



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