Number: 397
Title: O for a Closer Walk with God
Composer: Arthur Cottman, 1874
Author: William Cowper, 1772
Scripture: Psalm 51:12 Psalms 139:23-24
Theme: Life in Christ

Lyrics:
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.