460. C. M. Cowper. Walking with God.
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 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But now I find an aching void
The world can never fill.
3 Return, O holy Dove, return,
Sweet messenger of rest;
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,
And drove thee from my breast.
4 The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only thee.