O for a closer walk with God,

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CGS No.: 
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