1 O for a closer walk with God,
a calm and heav'nly frame,
alight 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.
|First Line:||O for a closer walk with God|
|Title:||O for a Closer Walk with God|
|Author:||William Cowper (1779)|
|Topic:||The Way of Salvation: Sanctification; Christ: Lamb of God; Holy Spirit: Dove|