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.

Where is the blessèdness I knew
When I first saw the Lord?
Where is that soul-refreshing view
Of Jesus and His word?

O Fire of God, come burn in me
Renew a holy passion
Till Christ my deepest longing be
My never-failing fountain
My never-failing fountain 

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

The dearest idol I have known
Whate’er that idol be
Help me tear if from Thy throne
And worship only Thee

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

William Cowper (1731-1800)
Adapt. & new music: Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

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