Thou my everlasting Portion

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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.
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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.
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Matthew Olumide

Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Powerful hymn


Adegoke Tosin

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

As I stepped out of the house today to my place of work, the time of the saturated my mind. I picked up the eHymn of The Apostolic church, searched for the this wonderful song. I sang it over and over and over, then later prayed according the words for grace just to walk God and be close to Him.

I really want to know the story that gave to such a powerful song for intimacy with God.


Modupe

Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria

One of the hymns I love to sing.


Anonymous

This is my prayer


Aluko Olorunfemi

Ado Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria

Just woke up with this hymn on my mind. We used to sing it in my Secondary School days. I had to google it up and got it from hymnal. net. I sang it several times and I felt a renewed need to walk more closely with Jesus. Thank you so much for providing this inspiring song here.


Oliverchim

PH, Rivers State, Nigeria

I see the most of us here are Nigerians, as read the comments here, I can only say, that we need to bring back the hymns back to our Churches.


Ufuoma Odjuvwuederhie

Warri, Delta State, Nigeria

This ran into my mind, thank you Jesus. if you have done nothing else for me you have done enough hallelujah.


Chinyere Nwachukwu

Enugu, Umuchigbo, Nigeria

I'm my place of prayer, this song rang in my heart and this my utmost prayer be just to work close to Jesus my everlasting portion till His face I behold in glory at the fullness of time. Amen


Triumph

Lagos, Nigeria

I used this hymn for my church service

I didn't have the hymn booklet. I had to google it


Ikenna Mbata

Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

Woke up with the lyrics of this hymn on my mind. Oh that those my prayers may be, to ever walk closely with my Saviour.