CLOSE TO THEE

Fanny J. Crosby, Silas J. Vail

Thou my everlasting portion, more than friend or life to me

All along my pilgrim journey, Saviour, let me walk with Thee

Close to Thee, close to Thee, close to Thee, close to Thee

All along my pilgrim journey, Saviour, let me walk with Thee

 

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

 

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