So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Close to Thee

Representative Text

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 this tedious 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]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #422

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

Timeline

Media

You have access to this FlexScore.
Download:
Are parts of this score outside of your desired range? Try transposing this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #464
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #909
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #407
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 31 of 31)
Text

African American Heritage Hymnal #552

Text

African American Heritage Hymnal #553

TextPage Scan

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #396

TextAudioPage Scan

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #464

TextPage Scan

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #479

Blessed Assurance #11

Blessed Refuge #203

First Baptist Favorites #14

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #211

Hymns of the Christian Life #230

Text

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #618

TextPage Scan

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #122

Text

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #422

TextPage Scan

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #423

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #395

Page Scan

Rejoice Hymns #408

Page Scan

Sacred Selections for the Church #36

Text

Sing Joyfully #407

TextPage Scan

Songs of Zion #7

Page Scan

Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #297

Page Scan

The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #474

TextPage Scan

The Celebration Hymnal #607

The Christian Life Hymnal #493

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #909

TextPage Scan

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #365

TextPage Scan

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #317

TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan

The United Methodist Hymnal #407

Text

Total Praise #551

Text

Total Praise #552

TextPage Scan

Worship and Service Hymnal #379

TextPage Scan

Yes, Lord! #315

Include 366 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.