With many thanks to Ian Lawson, our Director of Music
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!
What peaceful hours I once enjoyed,
how sweet their mem'ry 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 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 (1731 - 1800)
Tune CAITHNESS - melody from the Scottish Psalter of 1635