1 O for a closer walk with God,
the calm of sins forgiven,
a light to shine upon the road
that leads at last to heaven.

2 O gentle Messenger, return
return, O holy Dove;
I hate the sins that made you mourn
and grieved your heart of love.

3 Restore the happiness I knew
when first I saw the Lord;
refresh me with the radiant view
of Jesus and his word!

4 From every idol I have known
now set my spirit free;
O make me worship you alone,
and reign supreme in me.

5 So shall my walk be close with God,
my wanderings be forgiven;
so shall his light mark out the road
that leads at last to heaven.

Jubilate Hymns version of O for a closer walk with God William Cowper (1731 - 1800)
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