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The Christianís Desire (Avon) 513t

Tune: Hugh Wilson, 1825; Arranged by Wilson Marion Cooper, 1907
Lyrics: William Cowper, 1779
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Oh, for a closer walk with God!
A calm and heav'nly frame!
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

Chorus:

I do believe with all my heart
That Jesus died for me,
He died, the Friend of sinners died,
Poor sinners now, rejoice.

Where is the blessedness I knew
When first I saw the Lord?
Where is the sould refreshing view
Of Jesus and His word?

(Chorus)

What peaceful hours I then enjoyed!
How sweet their mem'ry still!
But now I find an aching void,
The world can never fill.

(Chorus)

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.