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380. 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 pray'r 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 thru 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, 1820-1915
Refrain First Line: Close to Thee, close to Thee
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Aspiriaton; Prayer
Tune Information
Name: [Thou my everlasting portion]
Composer: Silas J. Vail, 1818-1884
Key: F Major



Media
Audio recording: RHC_380.mp3
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