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Walking with God. Gen. 5. 22, 24

W. Cowper    C.M.

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
Where is the blessedness I knew
When first I saw the Lord?
Where is the soul-refreshing view
Of Jesus and his word?

3
What peaceful hours I then enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still!
But now I find an aching void
The world can never fill.

4
Return, O holy Dove! return,
Sweet messenger of rest!
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,
And drove thee from my breast.

5
The dearest idol I have known,
Whate’er that idol be;
Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only thee.

6
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.