1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.