Close to Thee

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Lyrics: Fanny J Crosby
Music: Silas J Vail

This is a slow and meditative hymn that reminds us to stay close to God.

Fanny Crosby recounts how this hymn was written: “To­ward the close of a day in the year 1874 I was sit­ting in my room think­ing of the near­ness of God through Christ as the con­stant com­pan­ion of my pil­grim jour­ney, when my heart burst out with the words.”

Thou my everlasting portion, More than friend or life to me
All along life’s pilgrim journey, Saviour let me walk with Thee

Close to Thee, Close to Thee, Close to Thee, Close to Thee
All along life’s 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 thru 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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  1. I love to download this hymn please

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