O For A Closer Walk With God

Written by: William Cowper, Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

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Original Key: Eb

Tempo: 99.00


Verse 1:
  E♭           E♭/G       A♭
O for a closer walk with  God,
  B♭       Cm         A♭   B♭
A calm and heav'n  -  ly   frame,
  E♭               E♭/G    A♭
A light to shine upon the  road
               E♭    E♭sus4    E♭
Leading to the Lamb.     [to Verse 2]
Verse 2:
      E♭             E♭/G    A♭
Where is that blessedness I  knew
     B♭      Cm    A♭   B♭
When first I saw   the  Lord?
      E♭           E♭/G       A♭
Where is that soul-refreshing view
                 E♭   E♭sus4    E♭
Of Jesus and His word?         [To Chorus]
Chorus:
  B♭/D              A♭/C     B♭/D
O Fire of God, come burn in  me;
  E♭/G       A♭      B♭
Renew a holy pas  -  sion,
     B♭/D              A♭/C     B♭/D  B♭
Till Christ my deepest longing  be,
   E♭/G          A♭       B♭
My never-failing foun  -  tain,
   Cm            B♭7      E♭
My never-failing foun  -  tain.
Verse 3:
     E♭               E♭/G    A♭
What peaceful hours I once  enjoyed,
    B♭        Cm      A♭   B♭
How sweet the mem  - 'ry   still!
    E♭                E♭/G    A♭
But they have left an aching  void
                    E♭    E♭sus4   E♭
The world can never fill.         [to Chorus]
Verse 4:
    E♭           E♭/G    A♭
The dearest idol I have  known,
     B♭       Cm      A♭  B♭
Whate'er that id   -  ol  be,
E♭              E♭/G      A♭
Help me tear it from Thy  throne,
                 E♭    E♭sus4    E♭
And worship only Thee.        [to Verse 5]
Verse 5:
   E♭               E♭/G        A♭
So shall my walk be close with  God,
     B♭    Cm    A♭   B♭
Calm and serene  my   frame;
   E♭                E♭/G      A♭
So purer light shall mark the  road
                     E♭   E♭sus4   E♭
That leads me to the Lamb.   [to Chorus]

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.

Where is the blessèdness I knew
When I first saw the Lord?
Where is that soul-refreshing view
Of Jesus and His word?

O Fire of God, come burn in me;
Renew a holy passion,
Till Christ my deepest longing be,
My never-failing fountain,
My never-failing fountain.


What peaceful hours I once enjoyed,
How sweet the memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,
Help me tear if 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 (1731-1800)
Adapt. & new music: Stuart Townend & Keith Getty 


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