William Cowper, 1772, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 3
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
3. What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
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,
6. So shall my walk be close with God,
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