O for a Closer Walk with God

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 Where is the blessedness I knew when first I sought the Lord?
Where is the soul-refreshing view of Je sus and His Word?

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet their mem’ry still!
But they have left an a – ching void the world can ne – ver fill.

4 Return, O holy Dove, re – turn, 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 id – ol be,
help me to tear it from Thy throne and wor – ship on – ly Thee.

6 So shall my walk be close with God, calm and serene my frame;
so pu – rer light shall mark the road that leads me to the Lamb.