450. O For a Closer Bond with God

1 O for a closer bond with God,
a calm and heavenly frame,
A light to shine upon the road
that leads us to the Lamb!

2 Where is the blessedness we knew
when first our hearts were stirred?
Where is the soul-refreshing view
of Jesus Christ, the Word?

3 Return, O holy Dove, return,
sweet messenger of peace!
Forgive our sins and help us learn
in Christ to find release.

4 The dearest idols we have known,
as we our ways pursue;
Help us to tear them from your throne,
and worship only you.

5 So shall our bond be close with God,
calm and serene our frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
that leads us to the Lamb!

Text Information
First Line: O for a closer bond with God
Title: O For a Closer Bond with God
Author: William Cowper (1769, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Isaiah 30:18-22; Psalm 119:105
Topic: Confession of Sin; Consecration; Faith and Aspiration (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BEATITUDO
Composer: John B. Dykes (1875)
Meter: C.M.
Key: A♭ Major



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