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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Walking With God

Oh! for a closer walk with God, 
A calm and heavenly 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? 
What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! 
How sweet their memory still! 
But they have left an aching void, 
The world can never fill. 
Return, O holy Dove, return! 
Sweet the messenger of rest! 
I hate the sins that made thee mourn 
And drove thee from my breast. 
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.
William Cowper, Olney Hymns

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this poem! That beautifully describes my longing and prayer, and also my hatred for the weakness and sins that break the fellowship with my Lord that is my greatest treasure. May God help us to faithfully use His ever-present grace and strength to walk purely and humbly with Him. Thank you again, Bethmarie and Becca-ellen!

    Love in Christ,


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