A HYMN FOR TODAY
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!
Where is the blessedness I knew
When first I saw the Lord?
Where is the soul-refreshing view
Of Jesus and His word?
The dearest idol I have known,
Whate’er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from Thy throne,
And worship only Thee.
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.
CM (126.96.36.199) – William Cowper, 1779
Tune: BEATITUDO – John B. Dykes, 1868
#631 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012