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407. 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 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
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Invitation: for Consecration; Jesus Christ: Guide
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Close to Thee, close to Thee
Tune Information
Name: [Thou, my everlasting portion]
Composer: Silas J. Vail
Key: F Major



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