O For A Closer Walk With God

Written by: William Cowper, Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

© 2009 Thankyou Music | CCLI: 5568927

O For A Closer Walk With God As sung by: Stuart Townend/Keith Getty


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:

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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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