414. O for a closer walk with God

1 O 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 Return, O holy Dove, return,
Sweet messenger of rest;
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,
And drove thee from my breast.

3 The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only thee.

4 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: O for a closer walk with God
Author: William Cowper, 1731-1800
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Lent
Notes: alternate tune STRACATHRO 416b
Tune Information
Name: CAITHNESS
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1635



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