534. O for a Closer Walk with God

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.

Text Information
First Line: O for a closer walk with God
Title: O for a Closer Walk with God
Author: William Cowper (1779)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Sanctification; Christ: Lamb of God; Holy Spirit: Dove
Tune Information
Name: BEATITUDO
Composer: John B. Dykes (1875)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major



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