1 O for a closer walk with God,
the calm of sins forgiven,
a light to shine upon the road
that leads at last to heaven.
2 O gentle Messenger, return--
return, O holy Dove;
I hate the sins that made you mourn
and grieved your heart of love.
3 Restore the happiness I knew
when first I saw the Lord;
refresh me with the radiant view
of Jesus and his word!
4 From every idol I have known
now set my spirit free;
O make me worship you alone,
and reign supreme in me.
5 So shall my walk be close with God,
my wanderings be forgiven;
so shall his light mark out the road
that leads me at last to heaven.
|First Line:||O for a closer walk with God|
|Title:||O for a Closer Walk with God|
|Author:||William Cowper (1772)|
|Scripture:||Ephesians 4:30; Psalm 51:12; Psalm 119:105; Micah 6:8|
|Source:||Hymns for Today's Church, 1982, rev.|
|Copyright:||Words © 1982 Hope Publishing Company|