Advent Hymnals

160. A CLOSER WALK

Christ in Song,

1.
O, for a closer walk with God!
A calm and heav'nly 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.
What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!  
How sweet their mem'ry still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

4.
The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only thee.

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Title A Closer Walk
Key A♭ Major
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First Line O, for a closer walk with God!
Author Cowper
Year 1908
Composer Haydn
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Tune MANOAH
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Nearer to God
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