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From: super_recluse@yahoo.com
WORDS: Fanny Jane Crosby(1820-1915)
MUSIC: Silas Jones Vail(1818-1884)
capo on 3rd fret

CLOSE TO THEE

D             A7      D
Thou, my ever-lasting portion,
                            A
More than friend or life to me;
      D               G
All a-long my pilgrim journey,
        D      A7        D
Savior, let me walk with Thee.
         A7             D
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
                        A
Close to Thee, close to Thee;
      D               G
All a-long my pilgrim journey,
        D      A7        D
Savior, 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. 
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