Sunday, April 19, 2009

not for ease or worldly pleasure

Granted, this may not be a very creative or imaginative post, but I have loved this song and the song writer. About her poem, Fanny Crosby said this:

"Toward the close of a day in the year 1874 I was sitting in my room thinking of the nearness of God through Christ as the constant companion of my pilgrim journey, when my heart burst out with the words."

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.

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 shadow, 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.

Words by Fanny J. Crosby
Tune by Silas J. Vail

May it be so.

Blessings.

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