552a. Oh, for a closer walk with God

1 Oh, for a closer walk with God,
a calm and heavenly frame,
a light to shine upon the road
that leads me to the Lamb!

2 Where is the blessedness I knew
when first I saw the Lord?
Where is the soul-refreshing view
of Jesus and his word?

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
the world can never fill.

4 Return, O Holy Dove! return,
sweet messenger of rest!
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,
and drove thee from my breast.

5 The dearest idol I have known,
whate'er that idol be,
help me to tear it from thy throne,
and worship only thee.

6 So shall my walk be close with God,
calm and serene my frame;
so purer light shall mark the road
that leads me to the Lamb.

Text Information
First Line: Oh, for a closer walk with God
Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
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Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Devotion; Our Response to Christ: In Penitence; Holy Spirit: name and images for (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Hugh Wilson (1766-1824)
Adapter: Robert Archibald Smith (1780-1829)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major

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