11. 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.

Refrain:
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. [Refrain]

Close to thee, close to thee,
Close to thee, close to thee;
Gladly will I toil and suffer,
Only let me walk with thee. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Close to thee, close to thee,
Close to thee, close to thee;
Then the gate of life eternal
May I enter, Lord, with thee. [Refrain]

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
Publication Date: 1883
Scripture:
Tune Information
Name: [Thou my everlasting portion]
Composer: S. J. Vail



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