Eddy Arnold - "Close to Thee" lyrics

(Fanny J.Crosby - Vall)

All alone my pilgrim journey
Thy my everlasting portion
Saviour let me walk with Thee.
More than friend or life to me

Close to Thee, close to Thee
Close to Thee, close to Thee
Saviour let me walk with Thee.
All alone my pilgrim journey
Not for easy wordly pleasure

Nor for fame my prayer shall be
Only let me walk with Thee.
Close to Thee, close to Thee
Gladly will I toil and suffer
Close to Thee, close to Thee

Gladly will I toil and suffer
Only let me walk with Thee.
--- Instrumental ---

Lead me through the veil of shadows

Bear me o'er life's fitful sea
Then the gate of life eternal

Close to Thee, close to Thee
May I enter Lord with Thee.
Then the gate of life eternal
Close to Thee, close to Thee
May I enter Lord with Thee...