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Walking With God Gen. 5:24

Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York

Oh! for a closer walk with God;A calm and heavenly frame;A light to shine upon the roadThat leads me to the Lamb!

Where is the blessedness I knewWhen first I saw the Lord?Where is the soul-refreshing viewOf Jesus and His Word?

What peacful hours I once enjoy'd!How sweet their memory still!But they have left an aching void,The world can never fill.

Return, O holy Dove, returnSweet Messenger of rest!I hate the sins that made Thee mourn,And drove Thee from my breast.

The dearest idol I have known,Whate'er that idol be,Help me to tear it 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 roadThat leads me to the Lamb.