Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of Eb
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of Eb
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of Eb
Text: William Cowper
Music: Scottish Psalter
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #234
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9a
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 sought the Lord?
Where is the soul-refreshing view Of Jesus and his word?
3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet their mem'ry still!
But they have left 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.