Title: O for a Closer Walk with God
Composer: Scottish Psalter, 1635 Harm. The English Hymnal, 1906; alt.
Author: William Cowper, 1772
Scripture: Psalm 51:12 Psalms 139:23-24
Theme: Life in Christ
1. 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! 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.