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Sola Online Worship eResource

We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

O For a Closer Walk With God

Public Domain

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
Tune: Caithness
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #234
Category: General;    Theme: Discipleship
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.