O for a closer walk with God,

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    480

    Verse 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

    Verse 2
    What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
    How sweet their memory still!
    But they have left an aching void
    The world can never fill

    Verse 3
    Return, O holy Dove! return,
    Sweet messenger of rest!
    I hate the sins that made Thee mourn,
    And drove Thee from my breast

    Verse 4
    The dearest idol I have known,
    Whate'er that idol be,
    Help me to tear it from Thy throne,
    And worship only Thee

    Verse 5
    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