Close to Thee

Close to Thee, O Lamb of God

Author: Fanny Crosby
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Close to Thee, O lamb of God,
May Thy spirit hold me;
‘Neath Thy all protecting wings,
Let Thy mercy fold me.

Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Keep Thy Child forever,
Anchored firmly on the Rock,
Sin can harm me never.

2 Close to Thee, when weak and faint,
Duty’s path pursuing,
Let me feel Thy circling arm,
All my strength renewing. [Refrain]

3 Close to Thee, O Lamb of God,
Near Thy cross abiding;
I can brave the tempest shower,
In Thy love confiding. [Refrain]

4 Close to Thee, when earthly ties,
One by one are breaking;
When my soul to life anew,
Glad and pure is waking. [Refrain]

5 Close to Thee amid the throng,
By life’s crystal river;
Close to Thee shall be my song
In the bright forever. [Refrain]

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies... #15

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Close to Thee, O Lamb of God
Title: Close to Thee
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Close to Thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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