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Hymn: O for a closer walk with God (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O for a closer walk with God

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> Cowper


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 69

Page Number: 093, click to see hymnal pages


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.

Where is the blessedness I knew

When first I saw the Lord?

Where is the soul-refreshing view,

Of Jesus and his word?

What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd!

How sweet their mem'ry still;

But they have left an aching void

The world can never fill.

Return, O holy Dove, return,

Sweet messenger of rest!

I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast.

The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,

Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.

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.