Monday Morning Melody

(This post has been updated with the correct lyrics.)

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); Adaptation, new words & music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

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