607. Close to Thee

1 Thou my everlasting portion,
More than friend or life to me;
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with Thee.
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, 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 thro' 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
Publication Date: 1997
Meter: 8.7.8.7.6.6.8.7.
Topic: Walking with God: Commitment and Obedience
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CLOSE TO THEE
Composer: Silas J. Vail
Meter: 8.7.8.7.6.6.8.7.
Key: F Major



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