437. O for a Closer Walk with God

1 O for a closer walk with God,
a calm and heav'nly 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
Title: O for a Closer Walk with God
Author: William Cowper (1779)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Genesis 8:11; Psalm 119:105
Topic: Faith and Aspiration
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LIVERPOOL
Composer (attr.): M. C. H. David
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: American folk hymn; Mercer's Cluster (1823)



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