Oh For a Closer Walk With God

	O for a closer walk with God,
	   A calm and heavenly frame,
	A light to shine upon the road
	   That leads me to the Lamb!
	Where is that blessedness I knew
	   When first I saw the Lord?
	Where is the soul refreshing view
	   Of Jesus and His Word?
	What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
	   How sweet their memory still!
	But they have left an aching void
	   The world can never fill.
	Return, O holy Dove! return,
	   Sweet messenger of rest!
	I hate the sins that made Thee mourn,
	   And drove Thee from my breast.
	The dearest idol I have known,
	   What e'er that idol be,
	Help me to tear it from Thy throne,
	   And worship only Thee.
	So shall my walk be close with God,
	   Serene and calm my frame;
	So purer light shall mark the road
	   That leads me to the Lamb.
	by William Cowper, 1731-1800

Last Update: Sunday, May 13, 2007
Created by David Burman