Close to Thee (Thou, My Everlasting Portion)

      Close to Thee (3/16/2012)

Words:  Fanny J. Crosby
Music:   Silas J. Vail

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.

Not for ease or worldly pleasure,
Not 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.

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.

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