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.
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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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Tinubu Emmanuel K.

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Recently, I heard the song being sang to me in the dream. I saw it as a message to me from the LORD. Praise God.


Christinia

Pearland, Texas, United States

As I was reading my daily devotions from Jesus Calling, one line in the meditation said “How much better is it to walk close to Me, depending on My strength and trusting Me in every situation. ” I stopped right there and thought of this wonderful hymn. I found it under Close to thee, but love the first line…Thou my everlasting Portion. I have been studying that word for a few days, Portion, as it applies to our Christian life and our eternal home with the Lord. It never ceases to amaze me that GOD will reveal songs and scriptures for me as I try to understand a particular topic. We are truly Blessed to be here and, one day will be with Him forever . God Bless you all.


Paula Walcott

Arima, Port Of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago

This song gives me goose bump set a peace to my soul and serenity leaving me spiritually fill and carms my spirit knowing that God is more than friend to me and that God will continue to draw me closer to him .


Zepha Mukalere

Kampala, Uganda

We used to sing this song in early 80s. While washing a car with bare hands the words, "Not for ease or worldly pleasure" strongly rang in my heart and so did the tune. Getting the music and lyrics online has revived my joy in the Lord.


Joseph

Ndola, Copperbelt, Zambia

Powerful song and soothing


Faith

Kericho, Rift Valley, Kenya

The best hymn

Always brings me close to God


Godwin Ogbidi

Dallas, TX, United States

I always love this hymn. As I was about to pray this morning, this hymn came to my mind. I have to search for it and sang it. May the bless the composer and those who are working tirelessly for others to access it.


Baridilo Dee

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

This past weekend, the wicked schemes of man became quite real to me, but God saw me through. In it all, this hymn kept coming to me again and again, making me feel the need draw closer to God, and not put my trust in man.


John, Samuel Odumu Ogana

Akwanga, Nassarawa State, Nigeria

All praise be to God for the gift of such divine inspirational song, preparatory to eternity.

🙏🏼Amen.


Aondohemba Victor Kater

Gboko, Benue, Nigeria

Each time I sing this song, It breaks me again for Christ, there is this feeling of righteousness that feels me.